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Indigenous Australians and the law

Author: Elliott Johnston; Daryle Rigney; Martin G Hinton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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 taken place in Australia since the publication of the last edition. Providing readers with a greater understanding of the issues facing Indigenous Australians in the hope of contributing to reconciliation, the authors  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Johnston; Daryle Rigney; Martin G Hinton
ISBN: 9781876905392 1876905395 9780203927960 0203927966
OCLC Number: 174040310
Description: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Indigenous Australians and the legacy of European Conquest : the ten years since 1997 --
2. The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: looking forwards, looking backwards --
3. Aboriginal women's law and lives: how might we keep growing the law? --
4. Petrol sniffing --
5. Aboriginal children in state care and the Stolen Generation: The South Australian Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry --
6. Indigenous cultural expression and intellectual property --
7. Aboriginal customary law and the common law --
8. Indigenous Australians and sentencing --
9. Water : Aboriginal peoples in Australia and their spiritual relationship with waterscapes --
10. Land Rights, Native Title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements --
11. Letter patent, Native Title and the Crown in South Australia --
12. Human rights and reconciliation in contemporary Australia (1991-2006) --
13. Conflict handling mechanisms in Australian reconciliation --
14. Self-determination and the demise of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission --
15. Recognition of the Indigenous People of Australia and their rights --
16. Aboriginal representation in government.
Responsibility: edited by Elliott Johnston, Martin Hinton and Daryle Rigney.
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