What #Budget2014 means for Indigenous Australians: @NatalieCromb comments

IN Australia, if the government requires your land and/or home for infrastructure, under the land law it can proceed with a process of resumption whereby the ‘owner’ is compensated for the land. If you own a property in Australia and someone comes and starts living in your home, you are protected by the law to remove them and seek compensation for any damage occasioned to your home. This is not the Indigenous experience, however. Australia was declared by English settlers to be ‘terra nullius’ (land belonging to no one). This is a declaration that was proven to be not only factually incorrect but contrary to the prevailing English law of the time. As the […]