QC calls on Federal Goverment to comment on two year old Native Title Review

A prominent human rights lawyer has called on the Federal Goverment to immediatley comment on a two year old report on the Native Title Act.

Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC said the report, 'Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act, 1993' was made public in 2015 and made over 30 recommendations that would profoundly affect Native Title claimant's ability to access their rights.

According to Dr Keon-Cohen, these reforms would bring the Act in line with the spirit of the Mabo ruling, which brought about its establishment.

 

By 4ZZZ reporter, Nicole Keramos.

Image source: Wikimedia Commons/JJ Harrison.

For more information see:

https://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/issues-paper/connection-and-recogni...

https://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/alrc126

https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/articles/mabo-case

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/mabo/biography/bryan-keon-cohen.htm