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Native title

The finding of the High Court in Mabo v Queensland [No. 2] (1992) 175 CLR 1 that the Meriam people are entitled “as against the whole world to possession, occupation, use and enjoyment of the island of Mer …” (at paragraph 97 per Brennan J) commenced native title law in Australia.

Responding to the consequences of that decision under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Commonwealth) the Native Title Act 1993 (Commonwealth) gave shape to and administration of the new native title law.

p&e Law have appeared before the Federal Court representing our clients and attended numerous negotiations and mediations protecting their interests.

Agreement making has become a large platform of our native title law practice.  The evolution of that type of jurisprudence and litigation since 1992 has drawn attention to the flexibility and benefits often available through agreement making, options not otherwise available that benefit both parties and native title parties.

The practice of native title law necessarily involves many other allied areas of law such as corporate law, trust law, principles of real property law, administrative law, mining and resources law and very often contract law.

p&e Law are adept at providing our clients with practical outcomes through our intervention in their matters both within Queensland and in other state jurisdictions throughout Australia.

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