Land Return

Aborigines want ownership of world heritage extension area

The proposed extension of the world heritage area without any Aboriginal input is a disgrace, Legal Director Michael Mansell said today. “The extension area must be returned to Aboriginal people in outright ownership. More than a year ago we proposed Aboriginal ownership and management of reserved areas under the forestry agreement. Now is the time for Canberra to show its hand on historic justice. Canberra should insist that Aborigines gain our lands back. The $7m that the Commonwealth promised for management costs should be directed to employ ... Read more
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