Indigenous self-determination claims and the common law in Australia
With the decision in Mabo v Queensland [No. 2] in 1992, the courts cemented their role in the self-determination strategies of Indigenous peoples in Australia. More than merely recognising a form of title to traditional lands, the tenor of the judgements in Mabo's case respected Indigenous peoples and offered the protection of the common law. However, the expectations of many Indigenous people for change have not since been met. This thesis examines the usefulness of the courts and the...[Show more]
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