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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Indigenous Australians and the Law 2nd ed isbn 9781876905392

Indigenous Australians and the Law

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ISBN13: 9781876213213
ISBN: 1876213213
New Edition ISBN: 9781876905392
Published: February 1997
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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This book concentrates on areas of the law which are currently of great importance to the indigenous Australians. The subjects covered include the legacy of colonialism; de-racialisation; empowerment,sentencing and the criminal justice system; native title; public health law; reconciliation and the constitution; self-determination; common law and customary law; and human rights.

The aim of this book is to familiarise law students with the culture of the indigenous people of Australia and to stimulate an appreciation of the impact of the law in its various forms upon the indigenous people, the obstacles to their full participation in the community, and the rocky road to reconciliation. It is hoped that this book will in some small way contribute to reconciliation by placing students, in particular, in a position of greater understanding.

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Prologue; Indigenous Australians and the Legacy of European Conquest: Invasion and Resurgence; Moving the Boundaries and Undoing the Restrictions; The Health of Indigenous Australians; Intellectual Property and the Dreaming; Aboriginal Customary Law and the Common Law; Aborigines and the Law; Sentencing and Indigenous Australians - Addressing Over-representation from Within the Criminal Justice System; Aboriginal Land rights in South Australia; Human Rights in South Australia; Human Rights and the Extinguishment of Native Title; Mabo and its Ramifications for the Future of Indigenous Australians; Reconciliation and the Constitution; Reconciliation.