Traditional Owners Settlement Agreement

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In October 2010, the State and people of Gunaikurnai entered into an agreement that formally recognizes the Gunaikurnai people as the traditional owners of an area located in Gippsland, east victoria, and recognizes that the Gunaikurnai have indigenous title to the territories of Crown Country in that region. Some activities that have a significant influence on traditional property rights cannot be carried out without the agreement of the traditional ownership group. These are equivalent to activities that the State could not carry out on immovable property without the agreement of the owner. In the event of border problems, the Victoria Traditional Owner Aboriginal Groups` “Right People for Country” programme can help reach agreement on the extension of the country and on the composition and membership of the groups.