31The marginalisation of Indigenous perspectives in water management is a product of the Eurocentric legal system that Australia inherited on colonisation, as evolved over time. Accordingly, that system should be reoriented to be more inclusive of Indigenous views. It is therefore fitting that those of us with an understanding of how that system operates seek ways to change it to better accommodate Indigenous views. However, to ascertain what changes might be appropriate, we need to know what the legal framework currently provides, and how it was developed. It is those matters to which this book now turns.