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This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution.
It details how our Constitution was drafted, and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. It explains what the 1967 referendum - in which over 90% of Australians voted to delete discriminatory references to Aboriginal people from the Constitution - achieved and why discriminatory racial references remain.
With clarity and authority the book shows the symbolic and legal power of such a change and how we might get there. Concise and clear, it is written by two of the best-known experts in the country on matters legal, indigenous and constitutional. Recognise is essential reading on what should be a watershed occasion for our nation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781742234168
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Megan Davis is a professor of law; director of the Indigenous Law Centre, Faculty of Law; and a commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. She is a UN expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples (state member), and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. George Williams is a lawyer and the Anthony Mason Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, including "A Bill of Rights for Australia," "A Charter of Rights for Australia," "The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, "and "People Power," and is a columnist for the "Sydney Morning Herald."
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