The 'S' Word and Indigenous Australia: A New Variation of an Old Theme

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dc.contributor.author Davis, Megan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-12T05:32:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-12T05:32:15Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005509 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Davis, M. 2006 'The 'S' Word and Indigenous Australia: A New Variation of an Old Theme', Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, vol. 31, pp. 127-141. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1440-4982 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3338
dc.description.abstract According to the President of the ALP, Warren Mundine, Indigenous Australians have to earn their sovereignty.1 Similarly, the current conservative Federal government has labelled self-determination for Indigenous Australia a failed experiment and the former Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Senator Amanda Vanstone likened the existence of a separate Indigenous electoral structure as akin to apartheid saying, There was once a country we wouldn t play cricket with because they had separate systems .2 It is this tenor of public debate and discussion on Indigenous issues in Australia that makes Indigenous Sovereignty and the Democratic Project an important and timely reminder to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that liberal democracies are capable of accommodating cultural difference, especially the Indigenous populations of settler states. It is an important reminder to Indigenous peoples that despite the conservative milieu, these kinds of ideas the importance of revisiting and rebuilding public institutions to achieve the goal of reconciliation between black and white Australia continue in the minds of academics and public intellectuals in Australia. en_US
dc.publisher Australian Society of Legal Philosophy en_US
dc.title The 'S' Word and Indigenous Australia: A New Variation of an Old Theme en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy en_US
dc.journal.volume 31 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 127 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 141 en_US
dc.cauo.name Jumbunna en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 021293 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 021293 en_US


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