Indigenous Australians and the Law

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Routledge-Cavendish, 2008 - Law - 270 pages
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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 take place in Australia since the publication of the last edition. Providing students with a greater understanding of the issues facing indigenous people in the hope of contributing to reconciliation, the authors explore a broad range of developments, including: the demise of ATSIC the pursuit of the repatriation of Aboriginal items of importance issues of indigenous governance water rights petrol sniffing the stolen generations and the treatment of Aboriginal people in State care in contemporary Australia. Giving readers an incisive account of the resounding impact of social, political and legal conditions upon iIndigenous people and their interaction with and recourse to the law, this book is anexcellent resource for those interested in international law.

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

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