Should Australia recognise Aboriginal customary law? In this clearheaded essay the late Kenneth Maddock explores a subject which has grave implications for modern Australia.
Gary Johns: “Coronation Hill, the gold, platinum and palladium mine became a park. A result of environmental and Aboriginal myth-making and mischief-making. I thought it was a daft way to run a nation.”
Extract from Relhiperra: About Aborigines by Paul G. E. Albrecht. Relhiperra, first published by the Bennelong Society, is available as a free Quadrant ebook.
He is no constitutional authority. He is a law student, and a badly misinformed one at that.
The report to change the Constitution to recognize indigenous people is written in bad faith. It attempts to intimidate Australians by exploiting the emotions of guilt and shame.
Ssssh: “Listening respectfully to the ideas and feedback provided by Indigenous staff members and not interrupting.”
Some of the texts published in Quadrant and Quadrant Online dealing with the White Aborigines Trial.
“There are a lot of people and businesses to thank this month, with the success of both the Deadly Trivia Night and the Federal Court racial vilification case.”
They are fed, clothed, medically cared for, sheltered. Their children educated and their spirit destroyed. Their life is little different from animals in a zoo.
God forgive me. God forgive my cowardice. I should have picked them up and run. We should pick them and run now.
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