Tag: Australian Indigenous Relations

Practical Reconciliation and the Current Crisis in Indigenous Affairs

7 Jun 2016

What we are witnessing is the (re-)adoption of empty and often unwelcome symbolism as a cover for the failure of practical policies in Indigenous affairs. And this is a direct outcome of what was one of John Howard’s most significant interventions into Indigenous affairs: his bifurcation of the “symbolic” and “practical” aspects of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia, and the flow-on of this cleavage into Indigenous affairs policy-making more broadly.

Neoliberal Multiculturalism and Indigeneity, by Sophie Gulliver

What Australia can learn from the Mapuche in Chile