This forum was recorded on 14 October 2019 at the Australian National University. Please do not reproduce without permission.
Are Indigenous water rights the ‘Mabo’ issue of our generation? The ANU Indigenous Water Forum will discuss the opportunities to advance Aboriginal wellbeing and economic livelihoods through water rights with Indigenous leaders from WA, Queensland, NSW and the ACT presenting to the public.
The strong connection between Aboriginal health and wellbeing and access to water has already been highlighted by research. This forum will explore how access to water for economic purposes can improve prosperity, create jobs and business opportunities, and strengthen the financial security and independence of Indigenous communities. Moderated by Emeritus Professor Richard Baker, Fenner School of Science and Society Panel: Eugene Bargo, Goreng Kabi elder, Anthony Watson, Chairman, Kimberley Land Council, Cheryl Buchanan, Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations, Dr Virginia Marshall, ANU Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow