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Anderson claims: Independence will enable Aboriginal Nations and Peoples to hold full allodial radical title under our Law and custom

The State governments' legislation comes from a parliament that cannot establish its bone fide at English law, nor at international law, on how they acquired legal and political rights over Aboriginal Peoples' lands, waters, airspace and natural resources.

The Mabo High Court recognised Aboriginal proprietary and usufructuary rights and that Aboriginal title survived British sovereignty. Consequently, the High Court accepts in law that Aboriginal title burdens Crown title. Clearly the law in Australia, by this decision, gives us and recognises our title to lands, waters, airspace and natural resources, not as an idealistic notion, but rather a fact in law. [node:read-more:link]

Latest Declaration of Independence and the web of controls we need to free ourselves from

Wiradjuri Central West Republic

The latest Declaration of Independence by the Wiradjuri Central West Republic took place at Wellington Council Chambers, NSW, on 22 January 2014.

Our valid right to our inherent pre-existing and continuing sovereign independence is the foundation of the Sovereignty Movement, through which our people are finding revived hope and renewed confidence. [node:read-more:link]

Anderson: Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Aid budget deny natural justice and rights of appeal

The recent cuts by the Commonwealth government to the Aboriginal Legal Aid budget demonstrate the need for Aboriginal people to change the way they do business with governments.

These cuts to legal aid will also deny people of their natural legal right to appeal severity of sentencing and to appeal the facts presented by police, etc. There will be others who will no longer have access to the Court of Criminal Appeal from within prison. The underfunded pilot diversionary programs being introduced are no substitute for natural justice. [node:read-more:link]

Aboriginal Law must sit on top of whiteman's law, because 'our Law is the Law of this land'


Lawman Murray George (APY)
Pitjantjatara/Yankunytjatjara

The Sovereign Union Gathering of Nations in Canberra on 23-24 November 2013 raised the bar higher for the political agenda, than at any other time in the Aboriginal struggle.

This was confirmed when senior Lawman Harry Nelson presented the Gathering of Nations with his most sacred Law symbol that he had brought from his Country, where it was united with the sacred Law symbol of the Euahlayi Nation.

As Murray George said at the beginning, Aboriginal Law must sit on top of whiteman's law, because our Law is the Law of this land. [node:read-more:link]

Sovereign Union moves forward - 3 Nations already declared their independence

Pangarte Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and Ghillar Michael Anderson (Image: Geoff Bagnell, National Indigenous Times)

Seventeen Nations were represented at the inaugural Gathering of Nations, held in the House of Representatives in Old Parliament House and at the Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra. Three of these Nations have already declared their continuing independence and pre-existing Statehood. They are the Murrawarri Republic; the Euahlayi Peoples Republic and the Republic of Mbarbaram, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland.

Pangarte Rosalie Kunoth-Monks of the Alyewarre Nation and Ghillar Michael Anderson, Head of State of the Euahlayi Nation, were chosen unanimously as joint head spokespersons for the Sovereign Union on behalf of the Nations present. [node:read-more:link]

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