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MEDIA RELEASE

 

THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR TRADE

 

WIK: 10-POINT PLAN DELIVERED

 

The integrity of the Government’s Wik 10-point plan has been delivered - as promised - and Australia will now have a workable land title management system, the Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party, Tim Fischer, said today.

 

“The agreement reached today by the Prime Minister fully delivers on the principles of the Longreach undertakings of last May,” he said.

 

“It delivers the certainty pastoral leaseholders require, resolves the complexities which have made native title issues unmanageable, and provides a fair outcome to all stakeholders.

 

“Every one of the objects of the 10-point plan are satisfied by this outcome.

 

“It should be remembered that the sunset clause did not apply to common law action,” Mr Fischer added.

 

He said he hoped to visit Longreach, Oak Park, and elsewhere across regional Australia from this weekend to provide further details.

 

1 July, 1998

 

Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600

Telephone: (02) 6277 7420 Facsimile: (02) 6273 4128

Email: deputy.prime.minister@dfat.gov.au

 

 

 

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