Indigenous Australians and the Law

2nd Edition

Edited by Martin Hinton, Daryle Rigney, Elliott Johnston

© 2008 – Routledge-Cavendish

282 pages

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Hardback: 9781876905392
pub: 2008-05-01
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About the Book

Bringing together a well-respected team of commentators, many of them indigenous Australians themselves, this revised and updated edition examines the legal, social and political developments that have taken place in Australia since the publication of the last edition.

Providing students with a greater understanding of the issues facing Indigenous Australians in the hope of contributing to reconciliation, the authors explore a broad range of developments, including: human rights and reconciliation in contemporary Australia; the demise of ATSIC; issues of indigenous governance and water rights.

Giving readers an incisive account of the resounding impact of social, political and legal conditions upon the Indigenous people of Australia and their interaction with and recourse to the law, this book is an excellent resource for those interested in the law of a coloniser or conqueror and its lasting impact upon first nations.

Table of Contents

The Impact of Colonization. Self-determination Reconciliation and the State Constitution. Human Rights and the Indigenous People. Intellectual Property and the Dreaming. Petrol Sniffing. Aboriginal Women and the Law. Crime and Sentencing. Indigenous Governance and the Crown. A Reflection. Stolen Generations/Aboriginal Children in State Care. Accounting for Customary Law within the Common Law. Land Rights, Native Title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements. Reconciliation in Contemporary Australia. The Future for Self-determination. Water Rights. Cultural Heritage and Repatriation

List of Contributors: Tracey Bunda. Chris Kourakis. Stephen McDonald. Michael Dodson. Robin McNamee. Terri Janke. Wayne Chivell. Irene Watson. Martin Hinton. Tom Gray. Daryle Rigney. Shaun Berg. Steve Hemming. Elliott Johnston. Edward Mullighan. Bruce Debelle. Fred Tanner. Lester-Irabinna Rigney. John von Doussa. Tom Calma. Megan Davis. Neva Collings. Virginia Falk. Jane Anderson

About the Editors

Edited by Elliot Johnson QC, Martin Hinton and Daryle Rigney of the Flinders University of South Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW051000
LAW / International
POL035000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General