On 30 June 1993 the Wik peoples made a claim at the Federal Court of Australia for native title to land on Cape York Peninsula in Queensland
The Federal Court held up the Native Title Act of 1993 and stated against the Wik people
The matter was then taken to the High Court on appeal
You Aboriginal Australians cannot make claims on land that has been leased
On the 23rd December, the High Court the High Court decides that native title is not necessarily extinguished by the grant of a pastoral lease and that native title can co-exist with other interests in land.