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WA Indigenous group’s $290 billion compensation claim could become one of world’s biggest payouts

WA Indigenous group’s $290 billion compensation claim could become one of world’s biggest payouts

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-29/$290-billion-wa-native-title-claim-launched/11749206) reduced by 91%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Indigenous leaders have filed an unprecedented compensation claim against the West Australian Government that could become one of the world's biggest legal payouts.

    > Noongar people of south-west WA are pursuing more than $290 billion for "Spiritual damage" caused by loss of their traditional land.

    > Lawyers in the Noongar claim were using the same formula, pursuing $15,000 per hectare for the 19.4 million hectares of extinguished native title on Noongar country.

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  2. The fact that the notion of a country paying out around 25% of its GDP to people over “spiritual damage” is even being entertained is absurd.

  3. I suspect that it is just coincidence that Australia’s largest gold mine resides in that area.

  4. >Noongar people of south-west WA are pursuing more than $290 billion for “spiritual damage” caused by loss of their traditional land.

    Why? Did they have big plans of their own to develop that land until the evil White man came and stole it?

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