John Howard's Ten-Point Plan

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As of the pressure being built up from pastoralist and mining companies, John Howard’s Liberal-National Party introduced the ‘Ten-Point Plan’ in May of 1997. The government promoted the plan as clear and simple solution to ’problems’ faced by the industry because of the native title. However, it found to be more problematic and demanding than it first imagined. The Howard Government wanted to clarify to the Aboriginals what grants and rights they had over the land. By doing so, this reduced the amount of native title land that could be claimed by Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander people. This meant that the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders had to deal with limitations on their ability to negotiate with industries, mining companies
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