Legislation In Australia After Mabo
The Mabo decision was a step toward full decolonisation and true reconciliation; Indigenous peoples and their supporters celebrated a moment of justice and great significance in Australian history.
However it was a step that many in the community were not ready to take.
A number of state governments fiercely opposed the decision; so did the mining and resources industries.
Concerned at the loss of previously unfettered access to Indigenous peoples' lands, they warned of economic doom with investment being scared off.
As a result the federal government planned a legislative response intended to recognise and protect native title but also address the concerns of aboriginal land rights' opponents.
PM has failed us on Mabo: Aborigines
Oct, 9, 1993
Australia, High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Keating, Paul, Native Title Amendment Bill, States' rights
...a legal fiction called terra nullius...
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Keon-Cohen, Bryan, Land Bilong Islanders, Native Title Act (1993), political reaction, terra nullius
Defining native title: the Native Title Act 1993
Common Law, custom, Mabo judgement, native title, Native Title Act (1993)
Native Title's Vulnerability In Australia
extinguishment, High Court of Australia, indigenous people, land ownership, native title, political reaction, politics, Racial Discrimination Act
The Western Australian Government response to Mabo
Court, Richard, mining, political reaction, recognition, The Land Titles and Traditional Usages Act, Western Australia
The Native Title Act
Oct, 1, 1992
1967 referendum, Court, Richard, Keating, Paul, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, National Farmer's Federation, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoralism, politics
The '10 Point Plan'
10 point plan, backlash, Canberra, extinguishment, High Court of Australia, Howard, John, Liberal - National Party coalition, Native Title Act (1993), Wik
Who Can Make An Application?
Federal Court of Australia, indigenous people, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, Native Title Act (1993)
Determination Of Native Title
Nov, 25, 1993
Common Law, Federal Court of Australia, Native Title Act (1993)
Native Title After The Murray Islands
aboriginal law, Mabo judgement, Native Title Act (1993), sovereignty
Native Title & Statutory Land Rights
High Court judgement, land rights, Mabo judgement, native title
Extinguishment Of Native Title
Brennan, Chief Justice Gerard, claim, crown land, extinguishment, native title, plaintiffs, Radical Title, Supreme Court USA
Implications Of Mabo
Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, pastoral industry, political reaction
High Court Challenge - WA vs Commonwealth
backlash, Court, Richard, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoral industry, WA v Commonwealth, Western Australia
The Limits Of Native Title
Common Law, native title
The Political Response
10 point plan, Australian Court Case, backlash, Court, Richard, desecration, Keating, Paul, Mabo judgement, mining, pastoral industry, political reaction, racism, WA v Commonwealth
Tragedy & Victory
Eddie Mabo's Death, 21/01/1992, High Court victory, Mabo judgement
Wik allies mount attack on premiers
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
The judiciary has done its duty
Jan, 20, 1997
Common Law, High Court judgement, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title, terra nullius, Wik
What price native rights?
Jan, 20, 1997
Common Law, compensation, extinguishment, land tenure, National Native Title Tribunal, Native Title Act (1993), NSW Acquisition Act, Western Australia, Wik