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Real Recognition

June 8th, 2016

Episode 81 of 83 episodes

In a new collection of essays,It’s Our Country, editors Marcia Langton and Megan Davis bring together diverse ideas from leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and leaders including Dawn Casey, Noel Pearson, Patrick Dodson, Nyunggai Warren Mundine and Mick Mansell. Each offers a perspective on what constitutional reforms could –and should – achieve for Indigenous Australians. In this episode of the Fifth Estate podcast, host Sally Warhaft is joined by Marcia Langton and Megan Davis for a conversation exploring the political and philosophical intricacies of recognition,and the real-world implications for the lives of Australia’s first peoples. Sally Warhaft, Megan Davis and Marcia Langton Why should Indigenous Australians be constitutionally recognised, what form should recognition take – and how will it affect Australian society? As a referendum on the issue becomes increasingly likely, those fundamental questions remain unresolved (and sometimes, hotly contested) –leaving Australia as one of the last liberal democracies still to settle its colonial beginnings. Further listening Podcast episode Intelligence Squared Debate: True Reconciliation Requires aTreaty Podcast episode Lunchbox/Soapbox: Mark McMillan on Indigenous Identity and theLaw Podcast episode Question Time: Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians / Indigenous

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