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

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Patrick, Jeremy. 2016. "A survey of arguments against the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australian peoples." Young, Simon, Nielsen, Jennifer and Patrick, Jeremy (ed.) Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia: theories and comparative perspectives. Sydney, Australia. Federation Press. pp. 143-157
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A survey of arguments against the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australian peoples

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1891
Book TitleConstitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia: theories and comparative perspectives
Authors
AuthorPatrick, Jeremy
EditorsYoung, Simon, Nielsen, Jennifer and Patrick, Jeremy
Page Range143-157
Chapter Number8
Number of Pages15
Year2016
PublisherFederation Press
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN9781760020781
Web Address (URL)http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760020781
Abstract

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.

KeywordsIndigenous, Aboriginal, recognition
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480702. Constitutional law
440801. Australian government and politics
450599. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community not elsewhere classified
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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