The New 'Ancient' Law of the Sea

A battle over salvage rights is an indication of a sharper division to come if Labor's Voice proposal gets up.

The New 'Ancient' Law of the Sea
Picture: Aboriginal Land Council Tasmania 

If you've never heard of ancient 'Aboriginal Sea Law' then you are not alone.

Apparently it's a real thing, or at least it appears to be when there is money at stake.  

Another (more cynical) take might be, like so many other 'ancient traditions', this one seems to have been made up to suit the circumstance in order for a bunch of people to make some money.

I'm talking about the latest claims by a group of Tasmanian Aboriginals over a washed up yacht from last years Sydney Hobart race.  

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