Title

The 'intervention' legislation - 'just' terms or 'reasonable' injustice - Wurridjal v The Commonwealth of Australia

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Bielefeld, S 2010, 'The 'intervention' legislation - 'just' terms or 'reasonable' injustice - Wurridjal v The Commonwealth of Australia', Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 2-23.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The case of Wurridjal v The Commonwealth of Australia is discussed to arrive at a better understanding of how structural racism systematically disadvantaged indigenous people in the contemporary politico-legal environment. The basic message being conveyed through the Intervention is that it is perfectly acceptable to discriminate against Indigenous Australians and also enact legislation to this effect.