Native Title Act

SU Gathering of Nations 2015 - Canberra

The topics discussed at the Annual Sovereign Union 2015 Gathering at Old Parliament House in Canberra on the 21st and 22nd November will include:- Unilateral Declarations of Independence (UDIs); Strategies and methodologies for self governance; Problem Identification and Solutions; Identifying relevant UN resolutions and covenants; Defining sovereignty and understanding Treaties between Nations; Combating the deliberate destruction of our cultural heritage; Decolonisation; Citizenships; Sharing the information - Media and education strategies; The Con in Constitutional Recognition.  Read more about SU Gathering of Nations 2015 - Canberra

Anderson calls on 'Expert Indigenous Working Group' on land to take a firm stand for justice and our true and legal rights

COAG

It is very clear that the members of the Australian government are themselves desperate to hold onto power in order to maintain their dominance over First Nations people, while at the same time knowing that their time is limited, because 'Our Peoples' do realise that what was done during the colonial period and up to the modern day was done by deceit and by fraud. Their colonial courts said that we are, and were, British subjects and now Australian subjects ... if so, why are denied equal rights. Read more about Anderson calls on 'Expert Indigenous Working Group' on land to take a firm stand for justice and our true and legal rights

John Howard recognised continuing Aboriginal sovereignty in his Ten Point Plan for limiting Native Title


Former PM, John Howard

With the passage of time it is now painfully obvious that former Prime Minister, John Howard, fully realised that Aboriginal peoples maintain a very powerful position in Australia, so much so, that by amending the Native Title Act in 1998 he demonstrated the inherent power of Aboriginal peoples, which stems from our continuing sovereignty.

Having now reviewed his Ten Point Plan it is important for us, as First Nations Peoples, to revisit John Howard’s amendments and what they meant.

Howard’s Ten Point Plan promised ‘bucket loads’ of extinguishment of Native Title after the Wik decision, in which the High Court found that Native Title continued to exist on pastoral leases in Queensland. This sent the Howard government into a fervent need to create ‘certainty’ for the non-Aboriginal landholders, driven by the fear in existing landholders of our continuing connection to Country.

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The plan to undermine the Land Rights Act

The remaining framework and security of Aboriginal land, protected by the Land Rights Act, is in danger of being dropped into a big hole by Governments, bureaucracies and people who have no real understanding or sympathy for traditional communal land ownership.

'99-year town leases turn traditional ownership upside down', writes Ian Viner AO QC in a paper distributed the Northern Land Council on the history of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act and where we are at today. Read more about The plan to undermine the Land Rights Act

John Howard recognised continuing Aboriginal sovereignty in his Ten Point Plan for limiting Native Title


Former PM, John Howard

With the passage of time it is now painfully obvious that former Prime Minister, John Howard, fully realised that Aboriginal peoples maintain a very powerful position in Australia, so much so, that by amending the Native Title Act in 1998 he demonstrated the inherent power of Aboriginal peoples, which stems from our continuing sovereignty.

Having now reviewed his Ten Point Plan it is important for us, as First Nations Peoples, to revisit John Howard’s amendments and what they meant.

Howard’s Ten Point Plan promised ‘bucket loads’ of extinguishment of Native Title after the Wik decision, in which the High Court found that Native Title continued to exist on pastoral leases in Queensland. This sent the Howard government into a fervent need to create ‘certainty’ for the non-Aboriginal landholders, driven by the fear in existing landholders of our continuing connection to Country.

Read more about John Howard recognised continuing Aboriginal sovereignty in his Ten Point Plan for limiting Native Title

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