Published: 30 Dec 08
Indigenous Legal Relations in Australia
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Indigenous Legal Relations in Australia is a comprehensive and clearly argued text designed to suit the needs of Law and Indigenous Studies students. An integrated series of chapters, utilising case studies and questions to develop arguments on specific issues, this text studies the issues surrounding Indigenous people’s contact with Anglo-Australian law, dealing primarily with the problems the imposed law has had in its relationship with Indigenous people in Australia. This book is broad in scope and covers issues relating to sovereignty, jurisdiction and territorial acquisition; family law and child protection; criminal law, policing and sentencing; land rights and native title; cultural heritage, heritage protection and intellectual property; anti-discrimination law; international human rights law and constitutional law.
Click here to view the launch speech by Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Best authors in the field, including the top Indigenous law scholar - Larissa Behrendt as first-named author.
Case studies and conceptual questions are designed to interest and engage students, as well as provide a good platform for further learning.
Level of book is well-pitched for a variety of students including law students and arts students studying indigenous studies majors.
Each chapter broadly considers issues and generates 'platform points' which lecturers can use to launch into more specific details during lectures.
Includes comparative Canadian, NZ and US case studies and examples.
PART ONE: THE LAW OF THE COLONISERS
Chapter 1Dispossession and Colonisation
Chapter 2 Warfare to Welfare: Genocide to Racial Discrimination?
Chapter 3 Reparations and Redress
Chapter 4 Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s welfare
PART TWO: EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW: CRIMINALISATION
Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice
Chapter 6 Criminalisation and Policing in Indigenous Communities
Chapter7 Courts, Sentencing and Imprisonment
PART THREE: LAW, LAND AND CULTURE
Chapter 8 Land Rights
Chapter 9 Native Title
Chapter 10 Protecting Culture
PART FOUR: LAW, RIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE
Chapter 11 Racial Discrimination and the Law
Chapter 12 Constitutional Change: Strengthening Rights Protection
Chapter 13 Indigenous Governance: Amending the Mainstream
Chapter 14 A New Order: Self-Determination
Chapter 15 Unfinished Business
Larissa Behrendt , Professor, Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indegenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Chris Cunneen , Professor, The NewSouth Global Chair in Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia
Terri Libesman , Ms, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UTS, Australia