Mabo v Queensland 166 CLR 186 (8 December 1988)

Category: Case Law
Sub Category:Case Law
Alternative Names:
  • Mabo No 1
  • Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests
    Summary Information:
    The Queensland Parliament passed the Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985 which sought to extinguish any property rights claimed to exist in the Murray Islands with effect from 1879 when the islands were annexed by the Crown to Queensland and to deny any right to compensation of Indigenous people. In 1988 the High Court found the Queensland Act to be inconsistent with section 10 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and therefore invalid to the extent of the inconsistency. The Queensland Act thus failed in its purpose.

    Related Entries

  • Mer Gedkem Le (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC
  • High Court of Australia
  • Legislation
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)
  • Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985 (Qld)
  • People
  • Eddie Koiki Mabo - Native Title Claimant
  • Case Law
  • Mabo v Queensland [No 2] (1992) 175 CLR 1
  • Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd (1971) 17 FLR 141

  • References

    Case Law
    High Court of Australia (1989) MABO and ANOTHER v. THE STATE OF QUEENSLAND and ANOTHER (1989) 166 CLR 186
    High Court of Australia (1992) MABO AND OTHERS v. QUEENSLAND (No. 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1


    Native Title (Australia)