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Indigenous Politics and the State (7000.7)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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    This unit presents an overview of Australia's history. Colonisation and the political and social consequences for Indigenous Australians, leading to the current state of prejudice in Indigenous and non Indigenous relations will be exposed and analysed. The international context of domestic developments is also considered. The subject will concentrate on colonisation, imperialism and neo-colonisation in a political context. Particular attention will be given to current Federal Government policies and how these policies assimilate, inhibit or improve the aspirations of self determination for Indigenous Australians in the areas of health, education, native title, law, justice and cultural heritage.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Discuss the history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous political relations;

    2. Identify the unique issues in Indigenous politics and history;

    3. Critically analyse current Federal Government policy in relation to health, education, native title, law, justice and cultural heritage; and

    4. Analyse the Indigenous Australians political struggle within the broader international context.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.


    675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9467 Indigenous History and Identity

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