Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Matt Kelly

Recognition and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the NSW Planning system.

Aiming to re imagine and recreate the planning system in New South Wales to recognize and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Four key statutes operating in NSW that provide some level of recognition and / or protection for First Nations Peoples’ land rights and cultural heritage are in many respects ineffective, inaccessible and outdated. The research aims to analyse the real intent of this system and provide pragmatic suggestions for legislative change with a focus on the Sydney region.