Practical reconciliation, practical re-colonisation?

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May, 2004
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Practical reconciliation, practical re-colonisation?
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Would the ‘practical re -colonisation’ of Australia by Indigenous peoples lead to practical reconciliation? John Borrows examines the Federal Government policy of practical reconciliation and argues that ‘practicality’ should not be the measure of all things when dealing with issues of reconciliation and colonisation. Based on the premise that equality of opportunity and outcome may give rise to a right of Indigenous peoples to participate in the re-colonisation of the continent, John Borrows demonstrates how understandings of ‘practical’ are subjective by asking what the practical result of Indigenous recolonisation might be.

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Land, rights, laws: Issues of Native Title
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