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Mabo Day 2022: Significance, Wishes, Images, Messages, Greetings, Quotes, Images To Share

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Mabo Day: For nearly 200 years, the government of Australia have operated under the assumption that Australia pertained to neither long before the arrival.

This legal doctrine, known as “terra nullius,” deprived Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of their inherent rights to particular lands and aimed to cut ties with traditions that date back to 650 decades years.

The date June 3 commemorates the historic triumph in the High Court to reverse that judgment, as well as the heritage of the man who made it possible – Eddie Mabo.

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Here’s all you need to know regarding Mabo Day.

Know Who Is Eddie Mabo

Eddie Koiki Sambo was born on the Torres Strait island of Mer, sometimes known as Murray Island, on June 29, 1936.

His mother died while he was in the womb, and he was nurtured by his mother’s brother, Benny Mabo, whom he adopted as his surname. Mabo and his wife, Bonita, arrived in Townsville, Queensland, in 1959.

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He was an Islander activist from Torres Strait who helped in the building up of the earliest black public school in Australia. Bonita was a co-founder of the institution (school) and graduated as a teacher’s assistant there as well.

Mabo learnt from academics Noel Loos and Henry Reynolds in 1974 while serving as a landscaper at James Cook University, that Mer was Crown territory controlled by the Australian government, not the Meriam people.

On Mabo Day, What Happened?

The judicial idea of “terra nullius” – that territory seized by white settlers entitled to no one — was invalidated by the High Court in 1992 on June 3.

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By a six-to-one margin, the verdict was in favour of the Meriam people. Mabo, who passed away from cancer five months earlier at the age of 55, did not survive to see his win.

Mr Sam and Mrs Salee Passi both died before the decision had been made.

Wishes, Images, Messages, Greetings, Quotes, Images To Share

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Ukraine's Air Force shoots down 16 Russian combat UAVs

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Ukraine's Air Force shoots down 16 Russian combat UAVs

Kiev, Feb 25 (IANS) Ukraine’s air defence forces successfully destroyed 16 Russian combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the sky over Ukraine overnight on Sunday, according to media reports. The Ukrainian Air Force engaged in an anti-aircraft battle and thwarted the attack launched by the Russian army with 18 Shahed combat UAVs.

The incident occurred on the night of February 25, 2024, when the Russian army attacked with 18 Shahed combat UAVs from Russia’s Primorsko-Akhtarsk and Crimea’s Cape Chauda. The Defence Forces’ mobile fire groups, anti-aircraft missile units, and Air Force aircraft were deployed to counter the threat and successfully destroyed 16 Shahed drones within various regions in Ukraine including Poltava, Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Mykolaiv, Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson.

Air raid sirens were activated in several regions of Ukraine on Saturday night as Russia launched attack drones into the country. The Ukrainian Air Force’s swift response led to the destruction of 16 out of 18 Russian combat UAVs, preventing further escalation of the situation.

The Ukrainian Air Force’s efficient operation in neutralizing the threat posed by the Russian combat UAVs highlights the readiness and capabilities of Ukraine’s air defence forces. The successful interception of the drones underscores the importance of maintaining vigilance and preparedness in the face of potential security threats.

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Canada to allocate $130mn for Ukraine's recovery

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Canada to allocate $130mn for Ukraine's recovery

Canada to provide Ukraine with $130 million for reconstruction and development programmes, as announced by the Office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. CAD 75 million for peace and security assistance, CAD 15 million for National Museum of Holodomor-Genocide, and additional funding for various projects.

Canada’s assistance includes CAD 75 million for peace and security aid, including demining, cyber support, and intelligence assistance. Another CAD 15 million will go towards the completion of the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide in Kiev.

In addition to the above commitments, Canada will provide $17 million for humanitarian assistance, $30 million for development aid, nearly $14 million for stabilisation efforts such as chemical weapons reduction and countering information warfare, and $15 million for various stabilisation projects.

During his visit to Kiev on February 24, Trudeau signed a security agreement with Ukraine, promising over $3 billion in security and financial assistance this year. Canada’s support aims to address various challenges faced by Ukraine, ranging from demining to countering disinformation.

This assistance from Canada underscores the strong support for Ukraine’s reconstruction and development efforts, as outlined by the Office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The funding will help Ukraine in addressing critical issues such as demining, cyber support, and intelligence assistance.

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Russia's military death toll in Ukraine rises to 409,820

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Russia's military death toll in Ukraine rises to 409,820

Kiev, Feb 25 (IANS) The Armed Forces of Ukraine have reported a significant number of Russian armed personnel eliminated in Ukraine from February 24, 2022, to February 25, 2024. According to media reports, approximately 409,820 Russian armed personnel were eliminated during this period, with 810 Russian armed personnel being taken out on Saturday alone.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shared this information on Facebook, as reported by Ukrinform news agency. In addition to the personnel, Ukrainian forces have also destroyed a substantial amount of Russian military equipment, including tanks, armoured combat vehicles, artillery systems, aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles, among others. The data on Russian army losses is still being updated.

As per the Ukrinform news agency, there have been 84 combat engagements on the battlefield in Ukraine as of Sunday. The ongoing conflict continues to have a significant impact, with both sides facing casualties and losses in the midst of the fighting.

The situation in Ukraine remains tense as the conflict between Ukrainian and Russian forces continues to escalate. The Ukrainian armed forces have been actively engaged in combating Russian aggression, resulting in a high number of casualties on both sides. The precise figures and extent of the conflict are still unfolding, with updates being continuously reported by media outlets.

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