Who should speak for the courts and how? The courts and the media today

Patrick Keyzer

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Courts and the media
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges in the era of digital and social media
EditorsP Keyzer, J Johnson, M Pearson
PublisherHalstead Press
Pages5-15
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781920831936
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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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.