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It's Our Country: Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform

M Davis, M Langton, M Davis (ed.), M Langton (ed.)

Melbourne University Press | Published : 2016

Abstract

Why should Indigenous people have a direct say in the decisions that affect their lives? Australia is one of the only liberal democracies still grappling with such a fundamental question. The idea of constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians has become a highly political and contentious issue. It is entangled in institutional processes that rarely allow the diversity of Indigenous opinion to be expressed. With a referendum on the agenda, it is now urgent that Indigenous people have a direct say in the form of recognition that constitutional change might achieve. It's Our Country: Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform is a collection of essays..

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