40 word summaries of:

  • Woodward Royal Commission
  • Claiming / Mining
  • Mabo
  • Native Title / Wik / 10 Point Plan

Woodward Royal Commission (p160)

Woodward Royal Commission set up by Whitlam to see how land rights could be set up. Ideals were for providing opportunity, keeping spiritual connection and justice for Aboriginal people who had lost land. Recommendations were to provide compensation, and ways of continuing and strengthening Aboriginal connection with tribal lands. Bill was amended after Dismissal and watered down to suit mining and pastoral businesses.