Table of Contents

Dedication List of key organisations and people

Why Question the Rules?

Australians and the first Australians

Practical reconciliation or the rights agenda?

A belief in substantive equality

More than a ‘noisy minority’

The concept of democracy

New approaches to Indigenous rights protection

The Myth of Law’s Neutrality: Why Formal Equality Doesn’t Work

Different conceptions of justice

Different conceptions of property

Different conceptions of equality

Nationalism and Identity: Why ‘Western’ Institutions Don’t Work for Everyone

The Australian self-image

Challenging the Australian self-image

Why recognition matters

Indigenous Aspirations: The Starting Point for Rights Protection

What ‘Indigenous sovereignty’ and ‘self-determination’ might mean

Deciphering the content of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination

The parameters of Indigenous claims

New Strategies, Improved Rights Protection

A program for institutional change

Indigenous rights and aspirations

Some underlying principles

Towards Improved Rights Protection: Some First Steps and Some Alternative Futures

Towards a new national self-image

Towards Constitutional change

Towards regional autonomy

Some Conclusions

Bibliography/ Index

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