Coexistence (Australia)


The existence and exercise of native title rights alongside the rights of others to areas of land or waters.

Extended Definition

For example, native title rights to go onto the land or to hold ceremonies on it may coexist with the rights of a pastoral leaseholder to graze cattle on the same land. Coexistence is about sharing the land in a way that recognises everyone's rights and interests in the area (National Native Title Tribunal, 20 December 2004)