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24/01/2014 Justice and Human rights under attack in NSW
16/12/2013 ALHR amicus submissions to High Court
ALHR is seeking leave to appear as amicus curiae in a High Court appeal in a native title case. The matter will be heard in February 2014. ALHR's submissions focus on human rights standards about racial equality, and their implications for the common law and extinguishment of native title.
The appeal has been brought by the Western Australian Government (against a Full Federal Court decision that the Ngarla people's native title rights of non-exclusive access and use in an area were not extinguished by a grant of mining rights in the 1960s). Other parties to the appeal are the Ngarla people, BHP Billiton; and the South Australian Government is seeking leave to intervene.
All parties' submissions are available on the High Court's
webpage for State of Western Australia v. Brown and Ors.