Legal Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Recent Achievements and Future Directions

(2013) 35(8) Law Society Bulletin 14-15.

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 194

Posted: 23 Oct 2018

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Matthew T. Stubbs

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: October 19, 2018

Abstract

March 28, 2013 was a legal milestone for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with the inclusion of formal recognition in the Constitution Act 1934 (SA)1 and the entry into force of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013 (Cth).2 This article reflects on the significance of these achievements, and notes the path that lies ahead to translate Commonwealth statutory recognition into constitutional recognition, and the challenge of moving beyond recognition to enhancing legal rights.

Keywords: legal rcognition, aboriginal, constitutional recognnition, Constitution Act, South Australia

JEL Classification: K10, K13

Suggested Citation

Stubbs, Matthew T., Legal Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Recent Achievements and Future Directions (October 19, 2018). (2013) 35(8) Law Society Bulletin 14-15., U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 194, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3269687

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