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20 years after Mabo battle for meaningful land rights goes on

gracelyn smallwoodTwo decades after the Mabo judgment made fundamental changes to Australia's Native Title landscape, Indigenous leaders don't know where the next round of reform will come from. In fact, some grow weary talking about the same issues 20 years on.

On June 3, 1992, the High Court handed down its decision in the Mabo case overturning 200 years of the common law assumption of terra nullius - the idea...

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 24 November 2012 12:48

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Former ATSIC official Sugar Ray Robinson loses appeal

sugar ray_robinsonFormer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) official Ray Robinson has lost an appeal in a Brisbane court involving his conviction for misappropriating funds.

Robinson was found guilty of dishonestly using his position to gain a personal benefit in the Toowoomba District Court on Queensland's Darling Downs last year. He was accused of selling 10 vehicles that belonged to a...

 

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