Achieving Social Justice

Achieving Social Justice

Indigenous rights and Australia's future

By Larissa Behrendt

Cover artwork: Women Within by Bronwyn Bancroft - Courtesy Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative

Shortlisted for the Stanner Award 2004.

Larissa Behrendt attacks the chasm which has grown between Indigenous lives and aspirations in Australia, and the psychological terra nullius which continues, despite Mabo, to pervade so much of Australia’s mythology and policy.

She proposes longer term, aspirational initiatives leading to institutional change that will facilitate greater rights protection and the exercise of self-determination, including:

  • a preamble to the Constitution
  • a treaty
  • the national self-image
  • economic redistribution
  • alternative institutional forms
  • regional framework agreements
  • a more energised politics
  • Constitutional protection.

Published 19 May 2003
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862874503
Australian RRP $29.95
International Price $27.50