Wik vs Queensland – How it changed the Indigenous Landscape
In 1996 the Wik people of Cape York won a historical High Court decision which recognised their claim for co-existence of pastoral land. A new documentary looks back to over twenty years ago as Indigenous Australians struggled to obtain recognition under the law, examining a period in the early-nineties when the reconciliation movement promised so much for the first Australians and how this progress was scuppered by the incoming conservative Howard Government. Mick spoke to the writer and director of “Wik vs Queensland” Dean Gibson
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised in this segment we may be discussing the lives of Indigenous Australians who have passed away.