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White Politics and Black Australians - Scott Bennett

White Politics and Black Australians

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9781864487039
Number Of Pages: 240

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Today, whichever party is in power, Aboriginal issues are very much part of the national agenda. No account of the nature of Australian politics, or discussion of the future of Australian society, can be complete without consideration of the Aboriginal interest. Citizens, whatever their political preferences, are learning that the Aboriginal demand for a full role in society has a profound impact on public life.

In White Politics and Black Australians Scott Bennett coolly and dispassionately describes how the aspirations of Aboriginal Australians are expressed through a political system designed, first and foremost, for the white majority. Mabo, Wik, Native Title, Stolen Generation - these are just some of the issues discussed here.

In a field so often characterised by rhetoric rather than analysis, here is an account which acknowledges the day-to-day reality of political contest.


1 Equality

2 Prejudice and a lack of understanding

3 Being heard

4 Parties and their policies

5 Dealing with the political system

6 Federalism

7 Bureaucracy and service delivery

8 Aborigines and the law

9 Aborigines and the media

10 Aboriginal autonomy?



ISBN: 9781864487039
ISBN-10: 1864487038
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1