Murrawarri Republic

Australia's Aborigines Launch a Bold Legal Push for Independence

If a determined group of indigenous people get their way, the world’s newest country won’t be in Africa or the Balkans but on the eastern periphery of Australia’s outback.

On March 31, the Murrawarri people took the first step in ending more than 200 years of colonial rule when they sent letters to Queen Elizabeth II and the Australian government demanding evidence of either a treaty or deed of cessation. When those parties failed to respond to the Murrawarri’s 28-day deadline, they issued a Declaration of the Continuance of the State of Murrawarri Nation. [node:read-more:link]

Italian Media: Birth of the Republic of Aboriginal Murrawarri

Murrawarri Location on World Globe

Italy: Although snubbed by Western media, news has arrived from Australia that a new republic has been declared.

The Murrawarri Republic is approximately the size of Basilicata in Sicily and is located in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland.

Murrawarri is an Aboriginal name and the culture of the area has always been Aboriginal and it has claimed full sovereignty over its territory and has done so with many cards in hand ... See Translated article [node:read-more:link]

Murrawarri people: The Queen Recognises Murrawarri Republic

On the 3rd of April 2013 the Murrawarri Peoples Council wrote to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth the Second advising her of the declaration of the Murrawarri Nations continued Independence and Statehood and requested Her Royal Highness produce documents that show how Sovereignty, Dominion and Ultimate (Radical) Title was obtained over the Murrawarri Nation Ancient Lands, Waters, Subsurface, Natural Resources and Airspace under International and British Common Law.

By not producing these documents the Crown has affirmed the Murrawarri Republic to be a continued Free and Independent State, in line with International law and covenants.

Murrawarri claim renews sovereignty campaign

Fred Hooper and Gracie Gordon

A declaration of independence refreshes the campaign for Indigenous sovereignty over parts of Australia.

Fred Hooper, spokesperson for the Murrawarri Republic says if Queen Elizabeth can't provide proof of ultimate title the Murrawarri Republic would consider itself as an independent nation in the world and they'd be seeking United Nations assistance.

Eminent historian Professor Henry Reynolds says the issue of Aboriginal sovereignty has never been decided by Australian courts because in previous claims the courts have determined that they're not equipped to make a ruling. [node:read-more:link]

A fight against paying rates on ancient homelands

Both the Euahlayi and the Murrawarri Nations have joined in a combined effort to fight against paying rates on their ancient homelands.

This is an issue that has arisen as a consequence of the Brewarrina Shire Council seeking payment of rates for services on their ancient homelands.

The matter is beyond the scope and jurisdiction of the State courts so the Federal Attorney-General will now consult with the State and Territory Attorneys-General. [node:read-more:link]

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