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Show simple item record Norman, Heidi en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:58:09Z 2010-05-28T09:58:09Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009002044 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Norman Heidi 2009, 'Land Rights at Last!', UTS, vol. 1, no. 2/2009, pp. 142-165. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1837-5391 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In 1978 the Wran Government announced an Inquiry to investigate a range of issues including Aboriginal land rights recognition, the causes of Aboriginal social and economic disadvantage, heritage protection and commonwealth and state relations. The Select Committee, chaired by state member Maurie Keane, in its `First Report? that focused on land rights, not only fundamentally changed the way Government?s liaise and consult with Aboriginal people, the Committee unanimously endorsed far-reaching recommendations including the ability to recover land, compensation for cultural loss and three-tier community driven administrative structure. All of this was set in the context of Aboriginal rights to self-determination and fundamental attachment to land as a cultural relationship and historical reality. The movement for land rights was the culmination of many years of land justice activism, shifting policy at the Commonwealth level and wider international movements contesting colonial rule and racism. More specifically the land rights movement in NSW was galvanised in response to the previous Government?s renewed efforts to assimilate Aboriginal people and revoke reserve lands and the limited land rights recognition made possible through the Aboriginal Lands Trust (herein `the Trust?). This paper argues a more focused and pronounced campaign emerged in the mid 1970s whereby land rights `time had come? as a result of Aboriginal political activism and the alliances formed with and among left social movements. This movement created the political climate for the Wran Government?s announcement of the Select Committee Inquiry in 1978. en_US
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dc.publisher UTS en_US
dc.title Land Rights at Last! en_US
dc.parent Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo... en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.number 2/2009 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 142 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 165 en_US FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US Political Science en_US
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