ANTaR–The Mabo Decision

Last published: 24 May 2022Author: ANTaR National

In Mabo v Queensland (No 2), the High Court of Australia overruled two centuries of injustice. Before Mabo, Australian law ignored the pre-colonial property rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In Mabo, the Court ruled that Australian law could recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and interests in land.

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