Wik decision. Outline the Importance of the Land Rights Movement, Specifically Referring to the Wik Decision, Mabo Judgement and the Native Title. 2019-02-11

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Gal, Daniel

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The source of native title rights and interests is the system of traditional laws and customs of the native title holders themselves. He found that the granting of the leases over the two land claims extinguished any native title rights to those lands. The decision balanced the rights of the pastoralists and the rights of Aboriginals, but placed the primacy of pastoral title over native title. In the 1970s, the then Aboriginal Development Commission attempted to purchase part of a pastoral lease. They were claiming native title over two areas of land which were already the subject of numerous pastoral leases and two mining leases that had been granted under Queensland law. They have also argued that criticism of the former High Court judge presiding over the trade unions royal commission, Dyson Heydon, fails to appreciate his as an anti-activist.

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Wik Peoples v Queensland

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The 2002 High Court decision adopted strict requirements of continuity of traditional laws and customs for native title claims to succeed. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was established in 1854 in an attempt to create a fair compromise between people who were for slavery and those who were against it; however, it propelled the nation into more chaos. Justice of the Federal Court ruled in their favour in recognition of the native title. Adventures in Law and Justice. In each of these claims, the Wik peoples alleged that the mining leases were invalid because the Queensland Government owed fiduciary duties as a trustee to the Wik people, and that those duties had been breached by the granting of the mining leases. This lease was surrendered in 1973. He argues that the court used questionable historical material to reach its conclusion that pastoral leases were not common law leases.

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Mabo/Native Title/Wik & Co

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Drummond did not have to decide whether the Wik people or the Thayorre people actually were the holders of native title rights in respect of the land. At the 2004 ceremony Premier Rann said the return of the land fulfilled a promise he made to Archie Barton in 1991 when he was Aboriginal Affairs Minister after he passed legislation to return lands including the sacred Ooldea area which also included the site of Daisy Bates' mission camp to the Maralinga Tjarutja people. Previously, Indigenous land use agreements could be registered by the Native Title Tribunal so long as they were authorised by a representative group. The Act placed some restrictions on native title claims. Ibid at 172, per Toohey J.


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Wik decision

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Aspects of Indigenous Aboriginal spirituality such as ancestral spirit beings, totems, sacred duties and rituals are held within the land. He points out that where native title clashed with pastoral interests, pastoral interests would always override native title. The court focused on the purpose for which the leases were granted at that time in light of the social and economic conditions of the times. The argument provided was that the yolngu… Native Son In the novel Native Son, Bigger, along with his family, faces an abundant amount of difficult decisions, each of which affects his life in one way, or another as the story progresses and develops. A map of the native title determinations in Australia at 30 September 2015 The handed down on the 23rd of December 1996 was the result of two-and-a-half years of trials and appeals. The defendants in the case; the State of Queensland, said that a lease was a lease no matter what way you define it. It is in the District of Cook which was opened up for occupation in 1866 The first Michellton lease was granted to Alfred Joseph Smith, Thomas Alexander Simpson and Marshall Hanley Woodhouse in 1915 under the Land Act 1910.

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Wik Peoples’ native title recognised

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See image 1 In December 1996 the High Court heard an appeal on Wik Peoples v State of Queensland and Others Wik. However it wasn't until 2012 that the final parcel of land contested in the Wik case was handed back at a. Due to the large number of respondents to native title applications, the process of mediation differs somewhat from that of other mediations. Student at law, Macquarie University and law clerk at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney. Asserted against native title, the grant of a lease for a term suffices to extinguish the former title. The decision of the High Court in the Wik case delivered today shows that there is no easy and general legal answer to the question whether pastoral leases extinguish native title, according to Tribunal President Justice Robert French.


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Native title in Australia

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Both the Wik people and the Thayorre People made claims over the area. Aboriginal people are able to rebuild connections with their spirituality, through the land. And so the 10 point plan was formed by the Coalition and the essence of which were the broadening of power to the federal and state governments to extinguish native title, introducing measures to make the initiation of claims burdensome and restrictive and removed all right to claim over urban areas. It has arisen as an accusation levelled at the while processing refugee claims, and has been described as a potential threat that should a bill of rights be introduced in Australia. However, much has changed in history on how businesses are now directed. In the time period in which this novel is set… Decision Making In management all leaders are tasked with making decisions, some tougher than others. Since 1922 the land had been reserved for the benefit of Aboriginals.

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Native title in Australia

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They focused on the leases as well, but concluded that the leases conferred the right to exclusive occupational of the land thereby extinguishing native title. The Bark Petition and Gove Land rights case sought to have land rights recognised by the Australian Government 1971. The House of Representatives agreed to half of the changes but returned the bill to the Senate again. The Thayorre People, who claimed to have native title in respect of an area of land which partly overlapped the Wik claim, joined the action. The term remained dormant in Australia until the early 1990s. The Court held, rather, that native title existed without originating from the Crown.

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Gal, Daniel

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They live in an area on western between 11° 40' and 14° 50' south latitude. On 22 March 1996 Justice Spender granted the appellants leave to appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court against the judgment. The subsequent had a similar effect in. These claims were brought before the commencement of the Native Title Act 1993 Cth came into operation. The Aurukun claim also included an attack on an agreement called the Aurukun Associates Agreement entered into under the Aurukun Associates Agreement Act 1975 Qld. If it did, it would manifest a clear and plain intention to extinguish native title. As familiarity with the provisions and processes of the Native Title Act 1993 has become more widespread, the use of voluntary and consensual determinations of native title applications is now not uncommon.

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Mabo/Native Title/Wik & Co

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The second lease was not limited to pastoral purposes. The government refused to allow the purchase of the lease. The decision paved the way for other native title applications involving waters to proceed. The Act also established the. This meant that this land could not be claimed back under native title. However it is commonly accepted to include rights to perform ceremony, or to gather foods or medicines.

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Twenty years after the High Court's Wik decision, how does the 'judicial activism' charge stand up?

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It was linked with bill of rights litigation, which is of less significance in Australia due to the lack of explicit civil rights protections in the Australian Constitution. Where there was a conflict of rights, the rights under the pastoral lease would extinguish the remaining native title rights. In the 1970s, the then Aboriginal Development Commission attempted to purchase part of a pastoral lease. A second lease was granted in 1919. On 1 July 2011, the 160 registered determinations of native title covered some 1,228,373 km 2 or approximately 16 per cent of the land mass of Australia.

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