The Forgotten People

Liberal and conservative approaches to recognising indigenous peoples

Damien Freeman, Shireen Morris
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Published

15 March 2016

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9780522869644

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Melbourne University Press

The Forgotten People

Liberal and conservative approaches to recognising indigenous peoples

Damien Freeman, Shireen Morris
Foreword by Noel Pearson
The Forgotten People challenges the assumption that constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians is a project of the left in Australia.

It demonstrates that there may be a set of reforms that can achieve the change sought by indigenous leaders, while addressing the critical concerns of constitutional conservatives and classical liberals. More than that, this collection illustrates the genuine goodwill that many Australians, including Major General Michael Jeffery, Cardinal George Pell, Chris Kenny and Malcolm Mackerras, share for achieving indigenous recognition that is practically useful and symbolically powerful.
The Forgotten People challenges the assumption that constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians is a project of the left in Australia.

It demonstrates that there may be a set of reforms that can achieve the change sought by indigenous leaders, while addressing the critical concerns of constitutional conservatives and classical liberals. More than that, this collection illustrates the genuine goodwill that many Australians, including Major General Michael Jeffery, Cardinal George Pell, Chris Kenny and Malcolm Mackerras, share for achieving indigenous recognition that is practically useful and symbolically powerful.

About the author

Damien Freeman

Damien Freeman is a writer, lawyer and philosopher who is currently a visiting fellow at the PM Glynn Institute, Australian Catholic University. Together with Shireen Morris, he edited The Forgotten People: Liberal and conservative approaches to recognising indigenous peoples (MUP, 2016).

About Damien Freeman

Shireen Morris

Shireen Morris is a lawyer, senior policy adviser and constitutional reform research fellow at Cape York Institute, and a researcher at Monash University.

About Shireen Morris

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