In late 1996, the High Court handed down its judgement in the Wik native title case. A majority of the High Court held that native title could persist in pastoral leaseholds. The Howard government castigated the High Court, saying that the decision would create legal uncertainty and threaten investment. Alarmist and inaccurate blogs sprung up throughout cyberspace, claiming that successful native title claims could be successfully made anywhere in Australia.
|Title of host publication||The Courts and the media|
|Subtitle of host publication||Challenges in the era of digital and social media|
|Editors||P Keyzer, J Johnson, M Pearson|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Keyzer, P. (2012). Who should speak for the courts and how? The courts and the media today. In P. Keyzer, J. Johnson, & M. Pearson (Eds.), The Courts and the media: Challenges in the era of digital and social media (pp. 5-15). Halstead Press.