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Resources The Wik Decision

The Wik Decision

Dr Harry Hobbs Last edited: October 31, 2022

This ANTAR factsheet provides information on the Wik Decision in regards to the Wik Peoples v Queensland.

The Wik decision was the ‘high point’ of common law native title. The subsequent political reaction demonstrates the vulnerability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights in Australian law. The story of the Wik decision further emphasises the need for a constitutionally entrenched First Nations Voice.