Australian politics explainer: The Mabo decision and native title

Kathrine Galloway

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The Conversation is running a series of explainers on key moments in Australian political history, looking at what happened, its impact then, and its relevance to politics today.

On June 3 1992, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the long-running case of Eddie Koiki Mabo and his compatriots from the Torres Strait island of Mer. Together they challenged the authority of the Queensland government to claim not just sovereignty but also ownership of the land comprising their ancestral home.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2017


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