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Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985 (Qld)

Category: Legislation
Binomial Name: State of Queensland
Date: 1 January 1985
Sub Category:Legislation
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Summary Information:
The Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985 purported to extinguish any rights and interests that the Meriam (or Murray Islanders) may have had before its enactment. In 1998, the High Court decided by a majority that the Act was inconsistent with the Commonwealth's Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Mabo v Queensland (No 1) (1988) 83 ALR 14).

Related Entries

  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)
  • People
  • Meriam People
  • Case Law
  • Mabo v Queensland [No 2] (1992) 175 CLR 1
  • Mabo v Queensland 166 CLR 186 (8 December 1988)

  • References

    National Native Title Tribunal (2002) Ten Years of Native Title Information Kit



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