Australia Day Letters 2009

Civil Liberties Australia each year selects 2-4 topics for Australia Day, drawing the attention of people in positions of power to opportunities for change and improvement in Australian society, or to problems that need fixing. The 2009 letters cover: Es…

Giving new life to native title

Proposed amendments to the Native Title Act in Victoria are timely (‘Native title revamp for state’, The Age 6 Jan 09).  This Act was from its inception flawed as it demanded that Aboriginal people demonstrate continuous connections with the land they cl…