A survey of arguments against the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australian peoples

Patrick, Jeremy (2016) A survey of arguments against the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australian peoples. In: Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia: theories and comparative perspectives. Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 143-157. ISBN 978-1-76002-078-1


In the various debates about the precise form that the recognition of indigenous persons in the Australian Constitution should take, a threshold question is often taken for granted: should there be any recognition at all? This article surveys popular, academic, and political opposition to the movement for recognition derived from recent newspaper articles, scholarly writing, submission to legislative committees, the Recognise What? movement, and more. Through categorization and synthesis, a broad typology of who opposes recognition, and why, can be constructed. Such an analysis may allow both sides to better understand the positions taken and arguments made during the debate.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 06:50
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous, Aboriginal, recognition
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30758

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