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It's our country : Indigenous arguments for meaningful constitutional recognition and reform / edited by Megan Davis & Marcia Langton.

It's our country : Indigenous arguments for meaningful constitutional recognition and reform / edited by Megan Davis & Marcia Langton.
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ISBN 9780522869934 :
Title It's our country : Indigenous arguments for meaningful constitutional recognition and reform / edited by Megan Davis & Marcia Langton.
Other title It is our country
Publisher &/or associated date/s Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2016.
©2016
Description x, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Finding a resolution to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians / Marcia Langton -- 2. Through black eyes / Harold Ludwick -- 3. Building our house / Tony McAvoy -- 4. Telling our story, owning our story, making our story / Josephine Bourne -- 5. The opportunity and the challenge of constitutional recognition / Eddie Cubillo -- 6. Minding each other's business / Geoff Scott -- 7. Ships that pass in the night / Megan Davis -- 8. Building a new, better legacy / Kirstie Parker -- 9. Constitutional recognition: a case for less is more / Asmi Wood -- 10. A place at the constitutional table / Nolan Hunter -- 11. Refugees in our own country / Dawn Casey -- 12. Unfinished business / Nyunggai Warren Mundine -- 13. Constitutional recognition is not a feel-good exercise / Sean Gordon -- 14. Is the Constitution a better tool than simple legislation to advance the cause of Aboriginal peoples? / Michael Mansell -- 15. Keeping the fight alive / Teela Reid -- 16. There's no such thing as minimal recognition--there is only recognition / Noel Pearson -- 17. Navigating a path towards meaningful change and recognition / Patrick Dodson.
Summary It is a collection of short essays by leading and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and leaders. Edited by and including contributions from Megan Davis and Marcia Langton, it conveys to Australians why Indigenous peoples should have a direct say in the decisions that affect their lives. Australia is one of the only liberal democracies still grappling with fundamental questions about the place of Indigenous peoples, unlike its common law cousins Canada, the United States and New Zealand. It's Our Country articulates why constitutional accommodation of Indigenous peoples is important for a nation that is home to the oldest continuous civilisation on earth.
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc
Constitutional law -- Australia
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Davis, Megan, 1975 - (editor.)
Langton, Marcia, 1951- (editor.)
Call number 2017.114
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