Raised Voices: Parliamentary Debate in Indigenous Languages
Timothy Goodwin and Julian R Murphy, "Raised Voices: Parliamentary Debate in Indigenous Languages" AUSPUBLAW (15 May 2019)
7 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 15, 2019
This scholarly blog post considers the use of Indigenous languages in parliamentary debate in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. It is suggested that Australia's current mechanisms for parliamentary debate in Indigenous languages are insufficient. Proposals are made for facilitating future parliamentary debate in Indigenous languages.
Keywords: legislation; parliament; parliamentary debate; indigenous language; bi-lingual legislation
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