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Compromised Jurisprudence: Native Title Cases Since Mabo

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The effects of the evolution of native title on Australian jurisprudence are carefully examined in this updated chronicle that covers everything from the original decision Mabo v Queensland [No.2] to the significant High Court cases in 2002 and the recent Bennell decision in 2008. This remarkably accessible exploration provides critical analysis of 10 significant cases, a time line that maps the trajectory of key doctrines, and identification of the underlying themes and contradictions in the law. Containing an updated, annotated case list and a revised introduction and conclusion that comment on recent developments, this new edition of a unique critique will be infinitely useful to scholars, students, legal practitioners, the judiciary, and policy makers, among others.

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