Aboriginal Landowners Win Water Rights in Australia

Australia’s High Court recently ruled that Aborigines have the right to use their water and protect it too. The victory gives the traditional landowners in Australia’s Northern Territory the right to deny fishing in up to 80 percent of the territory’s coastal waters.

Known as the Blue Mud Bay case, the court’s reaction to the request represents a significant step toward equal recognition before the law for the nation’s Aboriginal population.

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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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