Queensland dating laws

Posted by / 03-Aug-2017 04:55

The hearing was adjourned when Eddie Mabo and the people of Mer brought a second case to the High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the in an attempt to pre-empt the Meriam peoples’ case.The aim of the legislation was to retrospectively extinguish the claimed rights of the Meriam people to the Murray Islands.

Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859.The Mabo Case was a significant legal case in Australia that recognised the land rights of the Meriam people, traditional owners of the Murray Islands (which include the islands of Mer, Dauer and Waier) in the Torres Strait.The Mabo Case challenged the existing Australian legal system from two perspectives: Legal proceedings for the case began on , when a group of Meriam men, Eddie Koiki Mabo, Reverend David Passi, Celuia Mapoo Salee, Sam Passi and James Rice, brought an action against the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia, in the High Court, claiming 'native title' to the Murray Islands.After some argument Moynihan J accepted the plaintiffs’ request that the court should adjourn and reconvene on Murray Island for three days, to take evidence, particularly from 16 witnesses, mainly elderly and frail, and also to take a view of the claimed areas of garden plots and adjacent seas…When opening proceedings on the Island on , Moynihan J ‘doubted [whether] the Court has ever sat further north or perhaps further east’, and certainly never before on Murray Island.

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In ), judgments of the High Court inserted the legal doctrine of native title into Australian law.