Resources for human rights

Australian Human Rights Commission

Activity: Consider what national and international perspectives relate to the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in contemporary society and how they relate to the world view of Indigenous Australians.

Human Rights policies and resources

Human Rights Commission (2008), Remote indigenous education, Social Justice Report 2008, Chapter 3

http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/sj_report/sjreport08/chap3.html

National Native Title Tribunal – What exactly is Native Title?

http://www.auroraproject.com.au/what_is_native_title#Useful_resources_about_native_title

http://www.nntt.gov.au/nativetitleclaims/Pages/default.aspx

Closing the Gap policy

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-social-justice/projects/close-gap-indigenous-health

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesImage of the text of 'United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples'

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/un-declaration-rights-indigenous-peoples-1

Gray, J & Beresford, Q 2008, ‘A formidable challenge: Australia’s quest for equity in Indigenous education’, Australian Journal of Education, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 197-223.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/article/Australian-Journal-Education/188159292.html

Discuss the arguments that are raised by Gray and Beresford that support or challenge the main strategies outlined in the policy.

Evaluate the policy against the UN declaration – is the convention upheld? Why/ why not?


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Rights describe the freedoms, obligations and responsibilities people have in relation to the state (government and or authority).

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