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
3 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2013 Last revised: 16 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 6, 2013
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
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