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By Frank Brennan,Patricia Turner

In 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly in desire of elimination from the structure references that discriminated opposed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander humans. although those gave the impression of small amendments, they have been an impetus for actual 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 background to be officially famous within the structure. With the possibility of a brand new referendum within the close to destiny, Frank Brennan considers how some distance Australians have come—and but how a lot paintings lies forward. He appears throughout the prism of historical past to envision what we will research from our successes and screw ups considering 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 best way ahead: how the approaching referendum may perhaps offer clean momentum for governments and Indigenous Australians to barter higher results. Written by means of the most revered commentators on felony and human rights concerns, this ebook makes a necessary contribution to the knowledge of Indigenous affairs. it's going to generate the most important debate on how Australians should still recognize the historical past that for too lengthy has long gone unrecognized

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