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Have courage. We can’t wait another 50 years to be heard: Commissioner Oscar delivers historic Mabo Lecture

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has delivered a landmark speech linking Constitutional reform and a treaty with Australia’s First Peoples to the “unfinished business of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo decision.”

Australians should not be unsettled by the idea of a treaty, the Commissioner said, because we already have more than 1,000 treaties in the form of Indigenous Land Use Agreements.

Commission welcomes funding for Indigenous Property Rights Network

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the announcement by Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis to commit funding towards the work of the Indigenous Property Rights Network which follows up on work commenced at the Indigenous Property Rights Roundtable in Broome earlier this year. 

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said the Government had listened to the views of Roundtable participants and recognised the importance of property rights in achieving economic development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Commission welcomes funding for Indigenous Property Rights Network

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the announcement by Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis to commit funding towards the work of the Indigenous Property Rights Network which follows up on work commenced at the Indigenous Property Rights Roundtable in Broome earlier this year. 

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said the Government had listened to the views of Roundtable participants and recognised the importance of property rights in achieving economic development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Social Justice and Native Title Report 2015

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Indigenous Property Rights

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Background

In May 2015, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and the then Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson co-convened an Indigenous Leaders Roundtable on economic development and property rights on Yawuru country in Broome, Western Australia (Broome Roundtable).

Social Justice and Native Title Report 2014

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Social Justice and Native Title Reports

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Reports from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Social Justice and Native Title Report 2013

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Native Title Amendment Bill 2012

AHRC submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Native Title Amendment Bill 2012