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Indigenous rights and the Australian Constitution - a litmus test for democracy

Behrendt, Larissa


Indigenous people are often seen as being the special situation in Australia and in discourse about law, in particular the Constitution, we tend to be treated as a special case. It is yes that we are in a unique position in Australian society given that we are the original owners of Australia. It is yes that issues of colonisation, dispossession and the implementation of assimilationist policies continue to place Indigenous people on the periphery. This special category approach to Indigenous...[Show more]

CollectionsConstitutions and Human Rights in a Global Age Symposium : An Asia-Pacific Perspective (2001)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Conference paper


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