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Mulimup communique

This communique was developed at a meeting of indigenous representatives, staff of government land management agencies and representatives of non-government environmental groups at Malimup Spring, Western Australia in May 1998. The communique is concerned with indigenous people and the management of areas reserved or zoned as 'wilderness', primarily within national parks or other lands reserved for conservation or recreational purposes. Get the policy...

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Queensland Conservation Council

The QCC seeks to fully recognise the native title rights and traditional land relationships of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to work in consultation with rightful indigenous communities in regards to identification, protection and management of the conservation values of traditional lands and waters. Get the policy...

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Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society recognises that indigenous peoples are the traditional custodians who have managed the environments of Australia since time immemorial and that Indigenous Australians did not voluntarily relinquish their sovereignty over Australia. It also recognises the continued existence of native title land and sea rights, and that gazettal of new National Parks, and other protected areas, should not occur without consultation with rightful indigenous communities. Get the policy...

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Australian Conservation Foundation

ACF recognises and supports the decision of the High Court of Australia that found that native title exists in common law. ACF supports Indigenous peoplesí right to have their native title recognised and protected in a timely and culturally appropriate manner. ACF recognises that Indigenous law continues to be exercised by Indigenous peoples and therefore, Indigenous peoplesí custodial interests should not be limited to where the existence of native title is proven. Get the policy...

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Friends of the Earth

FoE is an environmental organisation that understands that social issues are inseparable from environmental considerations. FoE is actively working for both an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future. Basic understandings of FoE Australia include recognition that Australia was forcibly occupied by European colonisers and that pre-existing sovereignty of indigenous people has not been relinquished by indigenous people. Correspondingly, the organisation continues to recognise this sovereignty regardless of whether Australian common law deems that this is the case or not. Get the policy...

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Native title and protected areas project
E-mail: The project coordinator
Mail: QCC, PO Box 12046,
George Street Post Shop, Brisbane, 4003
Ph: 07 3221 0188 Fax: 07 3229 7992