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The Native Title Act
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In October 1992, Labour Prime Minister Paul Keating announced a national response to the Mabo decision. This involved consultation with state and territory governments, industry groups and Indigenous organisations.

A misinformed public debate resulted, with Western Australian Premier, Richard Court, voicing alarmist opposition. Mining and pastoralists groups joined in, protesting loudly about Aboriginal people gaining access to land.

Nevertheless the Keating government continued to negotiate with Indigenous representatives on the draft Native Title Bill.

During extensive parliamentary debate the Senate forced many amendments to the legislation after the opposition parties mounted a fierce attack on the recognition and protection of native title. But just before Christmas 1993, it was finally approved by parliament and the Native Title Act came into force on the first of January, 1994.
Native Title
Video
1993
Australian Court Case, High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Land Bilong Islanders, Mabo judgement, native title, Native Title Act (1993), recognition, WA v Commonwealth
The objectives of the Native Title Act
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1993
10 point plan, Native Title Act (1993), recognition
Key Components of the Native Title Act
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Nov, 25, 1993
Native Title Act (1993), Racial Discrimination Act , 1975
PM Paul Keating's speech - 'YEAR FOR THE WORLD'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'
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1992
Keating, Paul, reconciliation, Sydney
The Native Title Act and Australia's international obligations
Text
Nov, 25, 1993
High Court of Australia, human rights, International Convention, International law, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, native title, Native Title Act (1993), United Nations
The Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
URL
1982-
National Indigenous Working Group, Native Title Act (1993), United Nations
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
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
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Cowley, Camilla, De Crispegny, Robert Champion, mining, native title, Normandy Mining, pastoralism, reconciliation
The Politics Of Native Title
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1992-
citizenship, equality, human rights, land rights, national identity, native title, political reaction, politics
Implications Of Mabo
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Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, pastoral industry, political reaction
Terra Nullius
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colonisation, crown land, doctrine of tenure, First Fleet, New South Wales, sovereignty, terra nullius
High Court Challenge - WA vs Commonwealth
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1995
backlash, Court, Richard, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoral industry, WA v Commonwealth, Western Australia
Tragedy & Victory
Topic
1992
Eddie Mabo's Death, 21/01/1992, High Court victory, Mabo judgement
Mabo: History is Made
Newspaper
Dec, 22, 1993
Keating, Paul, Mabo Bill, Native Title Act (1993)
A Historic Bill
Newspaper
Dec, 22, 1993
Mabo Bill, Native Title Act (1993)
Terra Nullius Rejected and the Mabo Saga Unfolds
Newspaper
Dec, 22, 1993
High Court judgement, Mabo Case, Native Title Act (1993), terra nullius
Mabo: History is Made: Mabo Bill Set to Become Law (Part 2)
Newspaper
Dec, 22, 1993
Keating, Paul, Mabo Bill, Native Title Act (1993)
Parliament of Australia website
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Federal Government, Australia