The Uluru Statement and Manus Island: How the settler colonial state of exception compounds race and the necessity for a Republic of Australia

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time immemorial’, and according to science … Continue reading The Uluru Statement and Manus Island: How the settler colonial state of exception compounds race and the necessity for a Republic of Australia