The Guardian reports that a coalition of legal, social justice and Aboriginal groups (including NSWCCL) says the New South Wales government should cease prosecuting Aboriginal people for exercising their cultural fishing rights.
'The NSW Council for Civil Liberties president, Pauline Wright, said the government’s attitude was indicative of “systematic racism”. “If the aim was truly to protect the marine environment, they wouldn’t be allowing commercial fishing to expand at the same time as prosecuting Aboriginal fishers,” she said.'
- Read the full article: Aboriginal groups call on NSW government to end cultural fishing prosecutions
- More information: Local NSW fishermen are being prosecuted under State law contrary to their Native Title rights NSWCCL 15 Sept '21