No Small Change: The Road to Recognition for Indigenous by Frank Brennan,Patricia Turner

By Frank Brennan,Patricia Turner

In 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly in want of removal from the structure references that discriminated opposed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander humans. even though those gave the impression of small amendments, they have been an impetus for genuine switch: from terra nullius to land rights, and from assimilation to self-determination. approximately 50 years later, there's a groundswell of help for our Indigenous historical past to be officially well-known within the structure. With the possibility of a brand new referendum within the close to destiny, Frank Brennan considers how a long way Australians have come—and but how a lot paintings lies forward. He appears to be like in the course of the prism of heritage to ascertain what we will examine from our successes and screw ups in view that 1967, from the efforts of the Council of Aboriginal Affairs to the Gove land rights case and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. He additionally assesses the way in which ahead: how the impending referendum may possibly offer clean momentum for governments and Indigenous Australians to barter greater results. Written via some of the most revered commentators on criminal and human rights concerns, this e-book makes an essential contribution to the knowledge of Indigenous affairs. it's going to generate an important debate on how Australians should still recognize the heritage that for too lengthy has long gone unrecognized

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