WTF Was the Mabo Case?
Have you seen The Castle? No- well you should, there’s this brilliant scene where a lawyer is trying to argue (really, really badly) that a man should not have his property involuntarily acquired by the government so it can build an airport. The lawyer is making the case that he shouldn’t have his land taken away because of the Mabo case.
What’s the Mabo case? Well, it wouldn’t apply in that situation, but the Mabo case does have a fair bit to do with land and who has rights over it.
Here’s the Mabo case in a nutshell: