Indigenous Advisory Council ideas receives mixed response

In his Australia Day Speech, the head of the prime minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, spoke about alternatives to Native Title. Key among his proposals was the idea of treaties that recognise certain claims of First Nations peoples.

First Nations Political party founder Maurie Japarta Ryan opposes Mr Mundine’s suggestions. As a First Nations person, Maurie contests both Mr Mundine’s phrasing and proposal, arguing that, as sovereign nations, only England has the legal power to treat with them.

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