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Rare Native Title win worthy of celebration.

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Rare Native Title win worthy of celebration

Senator Seiwert, Thursday, 21st September 2006

Senator Rachel Siewert has urged all sides of politics to support the Noongar community in the wake of their historic Native Title Win.

"The Federal Court has only acknowledged the obvious fact that Aboriginal people in Perth have maintained a "continuing link" with their lands," Senator Siewert said.

"Instead of celebrating, John Howard and Kim Beazley both want the State Government to fight the Noongar people through the courts. This is a total failure of leadership. The Greens welcome the findings of Justice Wilcox and hope that the

judgement brings tangible benefits to the Noongar community.

"People are accustomed to John Howard using race issues for political advantage, but it is terribly disappointing to see Kim Beazley sinking to the same level," Senator Siewert said.

A Day of Celebration for the Noongar Native Title Claim is being organised for next Thursday, 28th September at 12.00pm on the steps of Parliament House, Perth.

For more information or comment call Chris Twomey on 0407 725 025