National Reconciliation Week – The Mabo Decision

National Recognition Week Eddie Mabo

3 June – The Mabo Decision

The Mabo decision was a legal case held in 1992. It is short for Mabo and others v Queensland (No 2) (1992). The legal decision was made by the High Court on 3 June 1992. The High Court isthe highest court in Australia’s judicial system.

The Mabo decision was named after Eddie Mabo, the man who challenged the Australian legal system and fought for recognition of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of their land….. read more