About the Condition of Aborigines in Australia (A propos de la Condition des Aborigines d'Australie)

'A propos de la Condition des Aborigines d'Australie', in S.P. Dassonville (ed). 2012. LE STATUT DES PEUPLES AUTOCHONES. Paris: Karthala, pp. 161-165

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-3

3 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2013 Last revised: 16 Jan 2013

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Chris Cunneen

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

Date Written: January 6, 2013

Abstract

This paper examines the case of Lex Wotton, an Australian Aboriginal activist convicted of riot on Palm Island, and subsequently prevented from speaking publicly. The paper more generally considers the ways in which the Commonwealth of Australia, a constitutional democracy built on the rule of law, actively silences its poorest and most marginalised people, and denies Aboriginal peoples even the right to speak freely.

Keywords: Indigenous, Australia, Lex Wotton, Neo-Colonial, Oppression, Marginalisation

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, About the Condition of Aborigines in Australia (A propos de la Condition des Aborigines d'Australie) (January 6, 2013). 'A propos de la Condition des Aborigines d'Australie', in S.P. Dassonville (ed). 2012. LE STATUT DES PEUPLES AUTOCHONES. Paris: Karthala, pp. 161-165; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2196705

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney ( email )

15 Broadway, Ultimo
PO Box 123
Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

PO Box 6811
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

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