In a decision that turns the 16-year-old native title dispute resolution system on its head, landowners will soon be left high and dry – forced to fund their own representation in native title disputes, while claimants will continue to be funded by taxpayers, writes Warren Truss, of
Opinion polls show that Territorians are very strongly in favour of Statehood for the Territory. The opinion polls conducted by the NT Statehood Committee also show that Territorians are (by small majorities) against statehood if we do not have the same rights as other States. Unfortunately, whatever the results of the negotiations between the Territory and the Commonwealth, we will never be equal to the other States. COMMENT by ROLF GERRITSEN. Photo: pushing for statehood online.