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High Court overturns Cape York Wild Rivers declaration

Gregory McIntyre writes about the High Court decision to overturn the Bligh Government’s Wild Rivers declaration:  ‘While Cape York groups led by Noel Pearson were critical of Wild Rivers declarations as stifling economic development for Aboriginal groups on the Cape, Murrandoo Yanner, speaking for Gulf communities, backed the declarations as a way of maintaining healthy rivers that had fed and sustained people for thousands of years’.  The decision has paved the way for mining and other economic development projects across the Cape.

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