FCAATSI: Land Rights
FCAATSI resolved that a government respecting land rights would establish:
1. Aboriginal ownership of existing reserves;
2. Recognition of Aboriginal ownership of traditional tribal land at present owned and leased by the Crown;
3. Aboriginal consent for, and benefit from, mining and other development on all Aboriginal land;
4. An Aboriginal Land Claims Court, to facilitate the awarding of compensation to Aborigines wherever Aboriginal land is alienated;
5. A National Aboriginal Lands Trust Fund to accept and allocate compensation or rent for all the land of Australia which has been alienated from former Aboriginal owners.
Keywords: 1967 referendum, Aboriginal Advancement League, activism, FCAATSI Federal Council For Aboriginal Advancement , land rights, 1969
'Smoke Signals' September 1969, p 15.
Author: Rowse, Tim and Graham, Trevor