Daring Ideas: Is Land Rights Enough?
Wran give us our Land, photo by Elaine Kitchener.
Organisation Name: History Council of NSW, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, UTS and State Library of NSW
Event Type: Seminar
When: Wednesday, 10 July 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street , Sydney
Cost: General Free
Contact: Mandy Kretzschmar, 02 9252 8715, firstname.lastname@example.org,
The land rights movement in NSW is rated as the most dynamic Aboriginal movement in Australian history. It was inter-generational; in broad alliance with progressive movements; a united and coherent campaign, informed by modern activist skills and careful engagement with the formal institutions of power. It was a demand imbued with incredible hopes and expectations for a better future. It was also a movement that, in part, realised its aims.
The laws that came into effect from 1983 brought Aboriginal people into new and different relations with the state, civil society, one another and with the market. Over time, the thirty-year statute has changed, new laws have come into existence (such as Native Title) new ideas now circulate about the role of Government with the market more welcome remedy to address disadvantage. The invited panelists will share daring and controversial perspectives informed by scholarship, legal practice and administrative experience, on the future for Aboriginal land rights.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.