Dialogue about land justice : papers from the national by Lisa Strelein

By Lisa Strelein

Discussion approximately Land Justice presents a fantastic figuring out for readers of the most important concerns round local identify from the minds of major thinkers, commentators and senior jurists. It consolidates 16 papers provided to the nationwide local name convention because the ancient Mabo judgment.

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It was indeed a surprise and an honour to be approached. 19 Dialogue about Land Justice some commonalities The Indigenous stories in Australia and New Zealand have been joined from the beginning of the colonisation story. The first Mäori experience of British colonisation outside New Zealand was of Sydney and Melbourne. As an aside, the Mäori names for those two cities are still Poihakena — Port Jackson — and Poipiripi — Port Phillip — even though those original names have long fallen out of use in English.

Without at least incremental shifts in resources and decision-making power to Indigenous peoples over time, the whole question of the moral and political legitimacy of the current legal order remains a stone in the shoe of the state. This suggests something that Indigenous peoples often forget. The gift of legitimacy to the state is a powerful moral and political card. Just as the position of the West in the globalisation debate is undermined if its effect will be to entrench geographic disparity, so it is that nations with dispossessed Indigenous minorities remain deeply uncomfortable about the taint of an immoral past and its living consequences.

Transitional justice is like a rugby league scrum: the side putting the ball in almost always wins it back. The only difference is that in transitional justice, the Crown always puts the ball in and the Indigenous group is always defending. Their objective is generally to make the Crown pay dearly for its ball. I said the side putting in almost always wins it back. Sometimes, very rarely in the game of rugby league, the defending side unexpectedly wins 26 2. Confessions of a native judge the ball.

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