[Note 55] Simple tax is a type of land property that grants the highest rights, without restrictions for the transfer of property. It is also known as Freehold. Most private land in Australia is easy to pay for. One of the common themes we talked about was the lack of a comprehensive understanding of the TOS Act, from negotiation to implementation. They stated that this was particularly the case for agencies that may not have been directly involved in the negotiations, but which interacts daily with traditional ownership groups and are responsible for implementing or working with transaction agreements. They also found that there were difficulties both internally and internally within the department and that they could get different answers from staff in the same branch of an agency. A lack of cultural awareness was also reported. Representatives stressed the importance of training at all levels of government, both in the mechanisms of the TOS Act and in cultural consciousness. However, it is important that current legislative systems, which seek to recognize and guarantee these rights, be based on Australian legal principles. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concepts of land and water rights differ by nature from the way the Australian legal system defines these rights. In particular, the country`s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concepts are inseparable from traditional laws, culture and identity. [Footnote 7] The interdependence between land and the identity of traditional landowners means that the notions of land and water rights are intrinsically linked to the search for greater self-determination in the country.
In 2007, the State entered into a national title comparison agreement with the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (GMTOAC), the representative body of The Gunditjmara People. The comparison was related to the recognition of the Federal Court of Justice that the peoples of Gunditjmara hold indigenous title. The Dja Dja Wurrung Transaction Agreement refers to the Crown and waters only within the outer boundaries of the contractual territory All existing interests, such as licences through Crown Land, are not affected by the agreement. Similarly, the agreement does not affect any property. The Dja Dja Recognition and Colonization Agreement includes: In addition, as we discussed, there is also strong support for better integration of local governments before, during and after the colonization processes. Local governments have close daily working relationships with traditional owner societies, and settlement areas are often also geographically expansionist. The contractual area for the Dja Dja colony, for example, includes 11 different LGAs. Establishing working relationships with each LGA can affect traditional owner-owners. Providing better support to local authorities in the areas and objectives of the STB agreements and the role that local authorities can play can enhance overall comparison outcomes. Figure 1.