While Mabo and Native Title Laws were an incredible historic step forward for Australia 25 years ago, one of Australia’s most lauded Aboriginal lawyers thinks they do not go far enough and that division caused from changes in legislation could have been to the detriment of the community,
“It rejected terra nullius in part… it was a limited rejection of the colonialist and also racist doctrine of terra nullius,” says Professor Irene Watson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor in Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy and David Unaipon Chair at the University of South Australia.
She shares more of her perspective with Jennie Lenman.
Content Property of Radio Adelaide. Originally published on Radio Adelaide 5 June 2017.