Mabo Day remembers Eddie and an historic win for indigenous people
On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia decided that terra nullius should not have been applied to Australia. This decision, known as the Mabo decision – recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have rights to the land and that those rights existed before the British arrived and can still exist today. As Reconciliation Week ends, indigenous people around the country are celebrating that historic win, but also discuss how many more battles are yet to be won including attention to the particular dangers of climate change to indigenous people.
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