Indigenous Australia

Indigenous forms of resistance in the context of constitutional recognition

The podcast of this panel session is now available.

Resistance is a core concept for understanding regulation and governance. Resistance can mean active social mobilisation to change policy, non-compliance or resistance that is so quiet or passive that it is hard to identify.

Big Ideas: Regulating and governing the financial institutions of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act forty years on

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 was progressive social justice legislation that is 40 years old this year; this law included some highly innovative institutional arrangements to ensure that the return of land to traditional owners was accompanied by financial resources generated from commercial activity, mainly resource extraction, on that land.

Braithwaite Fellow Seminar: Decolonising regulation - a critical analysis of the Community Development Program

The Community Development Program (CDP) requires welfare recipients living in remote communities aged between 18 and 49 years to undertake work for the dole obligations for up to 25 hours a week in order to access a social security payment. Although CDP is not expressly a race-based measure it has a disproportionate impact upon Indigenous peoples, who comprise 84 per cent of CDP participants.

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