09 July 1998
Aboriginal land rights curbed

AUSTRALIA has passed legislation restricting the land rights of aborigines.

The new law reduces their rights to claim access to Government pastures leased to farmers.

But aboriginal leaders signalled they would mount legal challenges.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard called it “a wonderful outcome for all Australians”.

  • Financial Times 09/07/98 page 1
  • The Times 09/07/98 page 16
  • The Independent 09/07/98 page 13
  • The Daily Telegraph 09/07/98 page 20