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Achieving social justice : indigenous rights and Australia's future / Larissa Behrendt
Bib ID 2441380
Format BookBook
Author
Behrendt, Larissa, 1969-
 
Description Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2003 
xi, 192 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 1862874506
Summary

Redefining the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is a challenge that involves assessing the impact of historical injustice. It is only when we understand how the ideologies of colonialism have permeated today's institutions that we can begin to break the grip of the historical legacy. Once that grip is broken, Australians will be free to explore alternatives to colonisation and assimilation. "Achieving Social Justice" seeks to inject the current debates with some possible options, bringing attention to the inherent inequities within the system and highlighting the pervasiveness of Australia's psychological terra nullius. The author proposes longer term, aspirational initiatives leading to institutional change that will facilitate greater rights protection and the exercise of self-determination.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 181-186.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Civil rights.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Government policy.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Social justice -- Australia.  |  Law - Constitutional law.  |  Politics and Government - Social justice.  |  Politics and Government - Sovereignty.  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship.  |  Social identity - Aboriginality.  |  Law - International law - Human rights.  |  Government policy - Self determination.  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.  |  Australia.

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