|Author||Brennan, Sean; MacGillivray, Peta|
|Source/Publisher||Indigenous Law Centre, University of New South Wales|
This article reports on the High Court hearing of the Blue Mud Bay case in early December 2007. The legal question tested in this case is whether Northern Territory fishers can trawl coastal waters that lie within the boundaries of Aboriginal land without the consent of the traditional owners. With the decision yet to be handed down, this case has significant economic implications for fishers, traditional owners and the NT Governments, and could potentially confirm major new opportunities for Aboriginal participation in the NT economy. (Introduction, edited.)
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