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The Politics Of Native Title
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A good deal of opposition to native title has sprung up since the Mabo case.

On a philosophic level, it is based on ideas of individual rights, democracy and citizenship, along with a view that rights which are exclusive to Indigenous people are divisive and unjustifiable.

Political opposition to native title is also based on a notion of equality and claims that all Australians can't be treated equally if additional rights for some members of the community are recognised.

Economic arguments against native title dwell on wealth generation and the need for unrestricted access to resources to develop the nation and expand the economy.

Despite this sometimes vocal opposition, there is a great deal of support for Indigenous peoples' rights, particularly land rights.
Mabo gets ACTU support
Newspaper
1992
ACTU, Castan, Ron, Mabo Case, political reaction, unionism
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
The '10 Point Plan'
Topic
1996
10 point plan, backlash, Canberra, extinguishment, High Court of Australia, Howard, John, Liberal - National Party coalition, Native Title Act (1993), Wik
Indigenous Working Group & Amendment Bill
Topic
1997
10 point plan, Australian Democrats, Australian Labor Party, backlash, coexistence, Howard, John, National Indigenous Working Group, Native Title Act (1993), Native Title Amendment Bill
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
Native Title & Equality
Text
1992-
human rights
'We are different hearts and minds'
Text
 
culture, human rights, Noonuccal, Oodgeroo
...do the right thing...
Text
1994
culture, Fewquandie, Barry, human rights
Land Rights vs 'States' Rights'
Topic
1980-1992
land rights, States' rights, Whitlam, Gough
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
The Political Response
Topic
 
10 point plan, Australian Court Case, backlash, Court, Richard, desecration, Keating, Paul, Mabo judgement, mining, pastoral industry, political reaction, racism, WA v Commonwealth
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
PM Vows: I Will Win on Wik
Newspaper
 
10 point plan, Howard, John, Wik