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Tweets Trending on Chocky 5-Jan-2019 At 8:51:50 PM ima.seriousyoungliza
'...After the Mabo decision, uncertainty surrounded whether native
title claims over pastoral leases would extinguish these leases.
The Wik Decision in 1996 clarified the uncertainty. The court
found that the statutory pastoral leases under consideration
by the court did not bestow rights of exclusive possession on
the leaseholder. As a result, native title rights could co-exist depending
on the terms and nature of the particular pastoral lease.
Where there was a conflict of rights, the rights under the
pastoral lease would extinguish the remaining native title
rights. The decision found that native title could coexist
with other land interests on pastoral leases, which
cover some 40% of the Australian land mass...'.

... one thing that has not been considered in this debate is that 5+ decades of Victorian climbing actually constitutes ' SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL HERITAGE ' ...

....the other issue is that world class climbs and crags CAN be reduced to mediocre crap by the next generation wanting to bolt all the gaps...the Free Route on the Totem Pole WAS a ' world class ' is now just another varient on some obscure pillar of coastal dolerite...


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