Assisted theft: compulsory land acquisition for private benefit in Australia

Reale, A 2009, 'Assisted theft: compulsory land acquisition for private benefit in Australia', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 147-151.


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Title Assisted theft: compulsory land acquisition for private benefit in Australia
Author(s) Reale, A
Year 2009
Journal name Alternative Law Journal
Volume number 34
Issue number 3
Start page 147
End page 151
Total pages 5
Publisher Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd.
Abstract This article discusses the increasing occurrence in Australia and the USA of compulsory acquisition of private property not for public use, but for the use and benefit of private individuals and corporations. The author centres her discussion on the recent High Court decision in Griffiths v Minister for Lands, Planning and Environment which involved native title, comparing it to the US Supreme Court decision of Kelo v City of New London. The author examines the background of these cases as well as developments in both jurisdictions since the cases were decided, concluding that such private-to-private acquisitions generally favour the rich and powerful at the expense of more marginalised sectors of society, such as holders of native title.
Subject Law not elsewhere classified
ISSN 1037969X
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