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Aboriginal Australians Win The Right To Sue For Colonial Land Loss

AFRICANGLOBE - The High Court of Australia has handed down the biggest "native title" ruling affecting Aboriginal ownership of the land in decades, amid claims that billions of dollars in compensation will need to be paid by governments to indigenous groups. "Native title" refers to the rights of Australia's indigenous people to their traditional land and water recognised by Australian common law.

Aboriginal Righteous Anger

Australia’s aboriginals – her original people – were nearly wiped out by the invading British, starting in 1788. “Their lands were stolen, they were killed by new diseases, and even their children were taken from them as late as the 20th century.” A recent aboriginal demonstration frightened Australia’s prime minister, prompting accusations that the aboriginals were showing bad manners. But, “What are bad manners in comparison to genocide?”