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Lands of shame : aboriginal and Torres Strait islander "homelands" in transition

Author: Helen Hughes; Centre for Independent Studies (N.S.W.)
Publisher: St Leonards, N.S.W. : Centre for Independent Studies, ©2007.
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Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It has beautiful cities and a splendid countryside. It has enriched its society by absorbing large numbers of immigrants since World War II. It takes part in world affairs. It is well regarded for its scientific, cultural and sporting achievements. In the midst of this plenty, the extreme deprivation of so many Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders is  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Helen, 1928-
Lands of shame.
St Leonards, N.S.W. : Centre for Independent Studies, ©2007
(OCoLC)608541946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Hughes; Centre for Independent Studies (N.S.W.)
ISBN: 1864321350 9781864321357
OCLC Number: 166531587
Description: xv, 237 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical background --
Demographic trends --
Security and the law --
Land rights and land councils --
Property rights and communal enterprises --
Joblessness, welfare dependence and income distribution --
Education --
Health and life expectancy --
Housing --
Local government --
Hyperbole or reality? --
A progress report card --
Communities helping themselves --
Way ahead for the 'homelands'.
Responsibility: Helen Hughes.

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Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It has beautiful cities and a splendid countryside. It has enriched its society by absorbing large numbers of immigrants since World War II. It takes part in world affairs. It is well regarded for its scientific, cultural and sporting achievements. In the midst of this plenty, the extreme deprivation of so many Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders is deeply shameful.

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