The Reshaping Of National Identity
Recognition of native title has fundamentally changed our legal system and forced us to re-examine ourselves as a nation.
Regardless of any backlash, this is a change in Australia's national identity that cannot be reversed.
Whatever the ultimate fate of native title, Indigenous people can assert their place as partners in the constitution of Australia.
Australian law now recognises that aboriginal and islander people were the first sovereigns and that they have survived colonisation.
In the eyes of the world, Australia has acknowledged the injury of its past: the process of decolonisation and reconciliation can begin.
The Legacy Of A Tiny Island
Jun, 3, 1992
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
...A tiny island...
High Court of Australia, Land Bilong Islanders, Mabo Case, plaintiffs, reconciliation, terra nullius
Native Title After The Murray Islands
aboriginal law, Mabo judgement, Native Title Act (1993), sovereignty
Learning To Live With Native Title
Cowley, Camilla, De Crispegny, Robert Champion, mining, native title, Normandy Mining, pastoralism, reconciliation
...a legal fiction based on political convenience...
Australian Court Case, Isabel Coe v The Commonwealth, Mabo judgement, Mabo v Queensland No.2, Mansell, Michael, Mason, Chief Justice Anthony, native title, sovereignty, terra nullius
Testing Sovereignty: Isabel Coe v The Commonwealth
aboriginal law, Isabel Coe v The Commonwealth, native title, sovereignty
The Benefits Of Native Title
Common Law, equality, human rights, indigenous people, Mabo judgement, national identity, native title, social justice
Australia In The Eyes Of The World
Australia, Australia, Australian International Relations, human rights, indigenous people, International law, national identity, native title, social justice
Mabo judgement, national identity
national identity, Yu, Peter
Social, political and sovereign ideologies
May, 23, 1997
coexistence, Everett, Jim, extinguishment, national identity, recognition
Pastoral Interest & Public Interest
coexistence, Grey, Earl, native title, New South Wales, pastoral industry, pastoral lease, Wik
Implications Of Mabo
Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, pastoral industry, political reaction
What price native rights?
Jan, 20, 1997
Common Law, compensation, extinguishment, land tenure, National Native Title Tribunal, Native Title Act (1993), NSW Acquisition Act, Western Australia, Wik
Sea of Hands
Nov, 25, 1997
reconciliation, Sea of hands, Wik