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dc.contributor.author Burridge, N
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:55:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo..., 2009, 1 (2), pp. 111 - 128
dc.identifier.issn 1837-5391
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10341
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an overview of discourses of the movement for national reconciliation prevailing within the Australian socio-political context since the inception of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 1991, to the national apology delivered by the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 13th February 2008. It provides an framework for the various discourses of reconciliation, by exploring and analysing the accrued meanings to such terms such as `genuine, substantive or `true reconciliation; the Howards Governments `practical reconciliation and the Rudd governments great attempt at `symbolic reconciliation in the national apology to Indigenous Australians. In the changing political context in Australia today this paper revisits the debates on reconciliation, and endeavours to locate the movement solidly within a human rights framework that includes first nation rights. This requires an examination of the roots of the reconciliation movement including community attitudes to reconciliation and the nature of the peoples movement as well as the differing perspectives of policy makers, politicians and of course, Indigenous peoples. It asks crucial questions about the progress of reconciliation and the type of reconciliation mainstream Australians will accept. In truth therefore, was the `National Apology a grand symbolic gesture by mainstream Australia to maintain the status quo and divert our eyes from the more searching questions of the `unfinished business of `substantive reconciliation which encompasses first nations rights for Indigenous peoples.
dc.publisher UTSePress
dc.title Perspectives on Reconciliation & Indigenous Rights
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo...
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 111 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 128 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160805 Social Change
dc.personcode 011185
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Social Change en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies


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