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Indigenous Legal Relations in Australia

Larissa Behrendt, Chris Cunneen, Terri Libesman


 

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