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Compulsory income management, indigenous peoples and structural violence - implications for citizenship and autonomy

Bielefeld, Brooke (Shelley)


This article critically analyses the role of law in the process of ‘structural violence’. It considers racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples in the context of compulsory income management. Australia has a long history of racial discrimination towards Indigenous peoples that includes placing restrictions on their spending patterns. Historical investigation reveals that past colonial laws created impoverished conditions for many Aboriginal peoples and a paternalistic style of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Indigenous Law Review


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