Does the Commonwealth and Crown have a Claim of Right over the lands of the Sovereign Tribes of Australia?

Oct 28, 2020   Dear FOI Officer, I make this request on behalf of the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation, to which I am authorised to do. Please make the FOI response in the name of the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation. (Please do not provide this email address within the reply). Please find the request below. Read More …

TORRES STRAIT LETTERS PATENT 1878 ~ (Queensland Coast Islands Act 1879)

This legislation arose from requests for the lease of islands off the Queensland coast. Before this Act, Queensland had control of all islands within three miles of the coast and New South Wales controlled those beyond this limit. Queensland established a northern government centre at Somerset on Cape York during 1864 (relocated to Thursday Island Read More …

Treaty between Australia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea concerning Sovereignty and Maritime Boundaries in the area between the two Countries, including the area known as Torres Strait, and Related Matters

Australian Treaty Series 1985 No 4 DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CANBERRA     Treaty between Australia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea concerning Sovereignty and Maritime Boundaries in the area between the two Countries, including the area known as Torres Strait, and Related Matters    (Sydney, 18 December 1978)    Entry into force: Read More …

FOI.2021.008 Financial Statement of the Aboriginals Benefit Account.

An enquiry was pursued with the Agency for National Indigenous Australians seeking the most recent financial statement of the Aboriginals Benefit Account established under the Australian Land Rights Act 1976 for the benefit of the Aboriginal people. Below is the response and supplied information. The Larrakia people thank the Agency for their co-operation in supplying Read More …

The Politics of Inclusion: The Right of Self-Determination, Statutory Bills of Rights and Indigenous Peoples

Two relatively recent and overlapping developments potentially offer a new direction for the Indigenous self-determination project, which has been marginalised by Australian governments in recent years: first, the trend towards the domestic protection of international human rights through statutory bills of rights in Australian jurisdictions; and second, the burgeoning recognition of the right of self-determination Read More …

The Right to Self-Determination in International Law — A MATTER OF FORM RATHER THAN CONTENT

Philip Alston is the Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Director of the Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University. He was addressing a seminar on the Right to Self-Determination organised by the Human Rights Council of Australia, in Canberra, on 1 September 1992. 3 pages. Read More …