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Coercive reconciliation : stabilise, normalise, exit aboriginal Australia

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by J C Altman, Melinda HinksonMelinda Hinkson
In the wake of the release of the 'Little Children are Sacred' report, the Howard government has declared a national emergency and mobilised a coalition of police, army and others to tackle child sexual abuse in remote Aboriginal Australia. This book is an urgent critical response to the government's actions. A wide range of authors contextualise the crisis facing remote Aboriginal communities and the government's most recent response in light of the history of and wider policy towards Aboriginal Australia. The book considers how the rhetoric of emergency excludes such questions as whether the government itself is complicit in the state of remote Aboriginal communities; how the approach to tackling child sexual abuse dovetails with the government's broader goals in Indigenous affairs; the long-term effects of the government's actions; and alternative responses to the Anderson/Wild report.

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Publisher

Arena Publications

Place of publication

Carlton North, Vic.

ISBN-13

9780980415803

ISBN-10

0980415802

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This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologise for any distress that may occur.

Edition

1

Language

eng

Publication classification

AN.1 Other book, or book not attributed to Deakin University

Copyright notice

2007, Arena Publications

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Altman, M Hinkson

Number of chapters

30

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