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Taungurung Recognition and Settlement Agreement

Current status: The Taungurung traditional owner group and the State have agreed to negotiate a Recognition and Settlement Agreement.

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The Taungurung traditional owner group are seeking to negotiate a Recognition and Settlement Agreement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic). Such an agreement would give recognition to the Taungurung group over a given area (country) and may include associated agreements about the use and management of public land, amongst other matters, as an alternative to native title recognition.

On 25 May 2015, the Attorney-General the Hon Martin Pakula MP announced that the Victorian Government and the Taungurung traditional owner group had agreed to commence negotiations to enter into a Recognition and Settlement Agreement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010.

The negotiations mark the first time the government and a traditional owner group have worked together to resolve native title exclusively outside of the Federal Court’s claims process.

A map of the proposed agreement area can be found below.

More information:

Native Title Unit
Department of Justice and Regulation
GPO Box 4356
Melbourne VIC 3001


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Author: Department of Justice – Native Title Unit
Publisher: Native Title Unit
Date of Publication: May 2014
Copyright: State of Victoria, 2014

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