Articles by: Michael Mansell

Author Biography:

Michael Mansell is an Aboriginal lawyer who practised law from1984 to 1996 and retired from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre in 2012. He is currently Chairman of the Aboriginal Land Council. While still active in the Aboriginal struggle, he is now
spending more time writing on solutions for Aboriginal people. His book Treaty and Statehood: Aboriginal Self-Determination was published by Federation Press in 2016. Michael attended the Uluru gathering in 2017 and is committed to seeing the outcomes of Uluru in full—Sovereignty, Truth-telling and Treaty—become official policy.

Designated Indigenous Seats in the Senate

Vesting authority in local Aboriginal communities gives the people tools to overcome dysfunction where it occurs, revives community integrity and enables people to plan for a healthy and vibrant Aboriginal society.

We Have A Voice: It’s Not Listened To

I might shudder at the thought that after all that has happened to Aboriginal people, the best remedy on offer is an advisory body.

Informit: Tasmanian Aborigines [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Tasmanian Aborigines: A history since 1803, by Lyndall Ryan, Allen and Unwin, 2012.