The Politics Of Native Title
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
ACTU, Castan, Ron, Mabo Case, political reaction, unionism
Legislation In Australia After Mabo
indigenous people, land rights, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoralism, political reaction
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
Indigenous Working Group & Amendment Bill
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
mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), Native Title Amendment Bill, pastoral industry, pastoral lease, Wik
Learning To Live With Native Title
Cowley, Camilla, De Crispegny, Robert Champion, mining, native title, Normandy Mining, pastoralism, reconciliation
Native Title & Equality
'We are different hearts and minds'
culture, human rights, Noonuccal, Oodgeroo
...do the right thing...
culture, Fewquandie, Barry, human rights
Land Rights vs 'States' Rights'
land rights, States' rights, Whitlam, Gough
High Court Challenge - WA vs Commonwealth
backlash, Court, Richard, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoral industry, WA v Commonwealth, Western Australia
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
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
PM Vows: I Will Win on Wik
10 point plan, Howard, John, Wik