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Innervating Colonialism: Exploring the Retraction of Indigenous Rights Through Two Sentencing Provisions

Spiers Williams, Mary


This essay reflects on the contention that the global phenomenon of neoliberalism explains the contemporary retreat from Indigenous rights recognition in Australia in the context of two legislative provisions concerning the use of Aboriginal law in sentencing that was introduced in the mid-2000s by two different governments. Each sentencing provision purported to address claims of judicial tolerance of violence against Aboriginal women and children, specifically judicial misperceptions of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-03-13
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Feminist Law Journal
DOI: 10.1080/13200968.2018.1547102


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