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Indigenous Customary Law
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Common law native title recognises Indigenous peoples as lawmakers, and the Mabo decision acknowledged indigenous law and society as a legitimate source of rights and interests.

While this recognition was limited to land, it was an important acknowledgment, because it brought Aboriginal law into the common law system.

In the past, the courts did not recognise the Aboriginal law still exercised by many Indigenous communities. And in areas of Criminal law, the rules of evidence, and family law affecting marriage and adoption, the two systems of law have often collided.
Malo Dance
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Sep, 19, 1995
ceremony, dancing, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Mabo, Maiga, Malo dance, Malo's laws, Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island, reburial, sacred
Malo's Laws
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Christianity, clans, Malo, Malo's laws, Meriam culture, religion
...Competing responsibilities...
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aboriginal law, ATSIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, custom, indigenous Australians, O'Donaghue, Lowitja
Time Immemorial
Topic
 
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
Land Boundaries
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boundary markers, clans, inheritance, land ownership, land use, oral tradition
Meriam Land
Topic
 
inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, Meriam history, oral tradition
...pride, heritage and custom...
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Oct, 18, 1995
aboriginal law, custom, O'Donaghue, Lowitja
The colonial courts and Aboriginal law
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aboriginal law, Common Law, Jacky Anzac Jadjurin v R (1982), R v Ferguson (1970), R v Murrell (1836)
Testing jurisdiction: Walker v NSW
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1994
aboriginal law, coexistence, extinguishment, High Court of Australia, Mabo judgement, Mason, Chief Justice Anthony, New South Wales, recognition, Walker v NSW (1994)
...It is an absurd position if our title...
Image and Text
1995
aboriginal law, Dodson, Michael, recognition
Police v Yunupingu
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1998
aboriginal law, Deane, Sir William, Gaudron, Justice Mary, Gummow, Justice, Mabo v Queensland No.2, Northern Territory, Police v Yunupingu (1998), Wik & Co-Existence, Wik peoples v Queensland, Yolgnu, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy
Belonging To Country
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aborigines, Australia, dreamtime, indigenous Australians, land ownership, land rights, sacred
A Sacred Landscape
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aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
The Laws Of Malo
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indigenous law, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred, sacred
Malo's Law
Topic
 
Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred
Las
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Las, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, Piadaram, Zogo le
Defining Native Title
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aboriginal law, land ownership, native title
General Principles Of Native Title
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aboriginal law, Common Law, native title, Native Title Act (1993)
Native Title & Indigenous Law
Topic
 
aboriginal law, Malo's laws, native title, Native Title Act (1993), sacred
Recent Changes To International Law
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decolonisation, human rights, International law, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , treaties, United Nations
Sacred Order
Topic
 
Las, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, religion, sacred
Malo-Bomai
Topic
 
aboriginal law, Las, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred