This analysis of Aboriginal land rights issues discusses the politics of the Mabo decision, and Commonwealth Native Title legislation, and responses of State and Territory governments. Also explores topics such as self-determination, political and constitutional reform, and future directions. Provides a chapter on land rights legislation in Canada, the USA and New Zealand. Includes a chronology, references and an index. The author is a Jesuit priest and lawyer, who has written extensively on Aboriginal land rights. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to Aboriginal Australians as an advocate in the areas of law, social justice and reconciliation. His other publications include 'Sharing the Country' and 'Too Much Order With Too Little Law'.