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The Narrowest Of Victories
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The High Court delivered its judgement about the Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act on the 8th of December 1988.

In a narrow majority ruling, the Court declared that the Act was inconsistent with the Commonwealth's Racial Discrimination Act.

By a slender four-three margin, the Murray Islanders' arguments had won the day, and victory was theirs.

The original Mabo case could now continue.
Native Title's Vulnerability In Australia
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extinguishment, High Court of Australia, indigenous people, land ownership, native title, political reaction, politics, Racial Discrimination Act
Queensland's First Response
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Aug, 18, 1982
Mabo v Queensland No.1, Queensland
Queensland's King-Hit
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1985
Mabo v Queensland No.1, Queensland, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985
The Issues In Mabo #1
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1988
Mabo v Queensland No.1, Queensland, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985
...Only one of the plaintiffs' arguments succeeded...
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1988
extinguishment, High Court of Australia, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985 , Racial Discrimination Act, Wilson, Justice
...Section 10 of the Racial Discrimination Act saves the plaintiffs - just!...
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1988
High Court of Australia, plaintiffs, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985 , Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , Wilson, Justice