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A racist constitution for a nation: a nation of racists?

Nicholson, G (2000). A racist constitution for a nation: a nation of racists?. Alternative Law Journal,25(5):211-215.

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Title A racist constitution for a nation: a nation of racists?
Author Nicholson, G
Journal Name Alternative Law Journal
Publication Date 2000
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 5
ISSN 1037-969X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 211
End Page 215
Total Pages 5
Publisher Legal Service Bulletin Co-op Ltd
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The title to this article is deliberately provocative. It asserts that the Commonwealth Constitution is based on racially discriminatory principles, both as originally devised and adopted in 1901, and as interpreted in more contemporary times. It questions whether this necessarily implies that Australians support a domestic legal and social system based on racism, given that the supreme legal document of that system, the Constitution. is based on these racist principles. It draws attention to the contradictions inherent in Australia's intemationallegal position in this regard, and raises the possibility of a constitutional change.
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