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Aborigines – Contemporary Issues. Urban problems 3/4 th Urban dwellers. about 25% live in Sydney and Brisbane. Poverty, unemployment, dependency Alcoholism, substance abuse Police harassment – deaths in custody. Contemp.Issues-2. Stolen Generation (1931-70s) Recovery of past

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Aborigines contemporary issues
Aborigines – Contemporary Issues

  • Urban problems

  • 3/4th Urban dwellers.

  • about 25% live in Sydney and Brisbane. Poverty, unemployment, dependency

    • Alcoholism, substance abuse

    • Police harassment – deaths in custody


Contemp issues 2
Contemp.Issues-2

  • Stolen Generation (1931-70s)

    • Recovery of past

    • Psychological trauma

    • Issue of apology

  • Land Rights

    • 1975 Racial Discrimination Act

    • 1976 Aboriginal Lands Rights Act

    • 1992 Mabo Case


Contemp issues 3
Contemp.Issues-3

  • Development

  • Quest for Reconciliation (1990s – now)

    • 1991 Council

    • Membership-and-remembership = respect

    • Human rights: justice, equality

    • Economic rights: pay own way, legal equality

    • Recognition of mutual identity


Aborigine contribution to the society
Aborigine contribution to the Society

  • Cultural tourism

  • Indigenous arts, leadership in sports, public services