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The (Broken) Promise Of National Land Rights
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The Hawke Government came to office in March 1983, maintaining the Labor Party's commitment to land rights. A national law was planned which would bind all States to five uniform principles.

However, the government was persuaded that public opinion was moving against land rights. And so in 1985, a Cabinet approved 'Preferred National Land Rights Model' contained key provisions accommodating some mining company concerns.

The Northern Territory Land Councils went on the attack, as the new model required Aboriginal land owners in the Territory to surrender rights they had gained in 1976.

Caught between the miners and Aborigines, the Hawke government gave up on its national land rights law.
Yirrkala & Gove
Topic
1963-1971
bark petition, Gove, industry, land rights, Marika, Roy, mining, Nabalco, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy
Legislation In Australia After Mabo
Topic
1990s
indigenous people, land rights, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoralism, political reaction
Native Title & Industry
Topic
1996-1998
mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), Native Title Amendment Bill, pastoral industry, pastoral lease, Wik
Learning To Live With Native Title
Topic
 
Cowley, Camilla, De Crispegny, Robert Champion, mining, native title, Normandy Mining, pastoralism, reconciliation
The Politics Of Native Title
Topic
1992-
citizenship, equality, human rights, land rights, national identity, native title, political reaction, politics
Australia In The Eyes Of The World
Topic
1992-
Australia, Australia, Australian International Relations, human rights, indigenous people, International law, national identity, native title, social justice
Second Dispossession & Indigenous Response
Topic
1901-1931
aborigines, Arnhem Land, Australia, land rights, reserves
Lake Tyers
Topic
1861-1970
Aboriginal Land Act 1970, Lake Tyers, land rights, missions, reserves, Victoria
Yirrkala
Topic
1976
Arnhem Land, bark petition, Blackburn, Justice, Gove, Gove Case, Kakadu National Park, Marika, Roy, Northern Territory, Yirrkala, Yolgnu, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy
Increasing Popularity Of Land Rights
Topic
1960s
Aboriginal Advancement League, Australian Labor Party, land rights, politics, Whitlam, Gough
The Whitlam Government & Land Rights
Topic
1972-1975
Australian Labor Party, land rights, Whitlam, Gough
Northern Territory Land Rights Act
Topic
1975
Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory)(1976), Australian Labor Party, Fraser, Malcolm, land rights, Northern Territory, Whitlam, Gough
Ranger Uranium Mine
Topic
1977-1979
Arnhem Land, industry, Kakadu National Park, mining, Northern land Council, Northern Territory, Ranger Uranium Mine
Noonkanbah
Topic
1979
activism, Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberleys, mining, Noonkanbah, resistance, unionism, Western Australia
Land Rights vs 'States' Rights'
Topic
1980-1992
land rights, States' rights, Whitlam, Gough
The Hawke Government's failure to live up its five principles of land rights
Text
1983-1986
Australian Labor Party, Hawke, Bob, land rights, Western Australia
Uluru handback 1985
Text
1985
Australian Labor Party, Central Australia, Hawke, Bob, land ownership, Northern Territory, Pitjantjatjara, Uluru
...Land Rights...
Audio
 
activism, land rights, songs
Land Rights Stalled
Topic
1980s
land rights, Mabo judgement
Territorial Integrity
Topic
 
colonisation
Great Northern Expedition
Topic
1989
Great Northern expedition, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Murray Island, Supreme Court of Queensland
The Gove Case
Topic
1967-1972
Arnhem Land, Australian Court Case, bark petition, Blackburn, Justice, Gove, Gove Case, land rights, Marika, Roy, Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd, 1971 , mining, Nabalco, Northern Territory, Yirrkala
High Court Challenge - WA vs Commonwealth
Topic
1995
backlash, Court, Richard, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoral industry, WA v Commonwealth, Western Australia
Wik allies mount attack on premiers
Newspaper
Jan, 22, 1997
aborigines, backlash, Borbidge, Robert, Djerrkura, Gatjil, Fischer, Tim, French, Justice Robert, Howard, John, native title, Native Title Act (1993), native title claim, pastoralism, Wik