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Treaty holds key to robust environmental law

Bronwyn Lay |  29 September 2017

Abbott conceded that it is important to recognise Indigenous Australians were here first, 'But once it goes beyond that I think you open up all sorts of other things.' That is true, and those other things to be opened up are incredibly legally exciting and relevant to our times.

At the moment Native American tribes gather in North Dakota, USA to protest against the construction of an oil pipeline that threatens the Missouri river as well as sacred burial and cultural sites. At the time of writing private security firms had used pepper spray and dogs against protestors, or more correctly named, protectors.

 


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