Radical heart : three stories make us one / Shireen Morris.
By: Morris, Shireen [author.]Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press Digital, 2018Copyright date: �2018. Description: x, 246 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume2rdacarrier | volume | volumeISBN: 9780522873573; 9780522873580 (ebook)Subject(s): First Nations National Constitutional Convention( (2017 : Uluru, Northern Territory) | Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights | Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- Congresses | Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- 21st century | Constitutional history -- Australia | Uluru Statement from the Heart (2017) | Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc | Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights -- Australia | Indigenous peoples -- Australia -- Civil rights | Reconciliation (Law) -- Australia | Australia -- Race relations | AustralianGenre/Form: Indigenous Heritage -- Adult Non fiction -- Print DDC classification: 305.89915 LOC classification: DU124Online Resources: EBSCO eBook
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-238) and index.
1. Where I come from -- 2. Discovering Cape York -- 3. The expert panel -- 4. The 'one-clause bill of rights' -- 5. To the right and up -- 6. In search of the radical centre -- 7. Forging the 'Con Con' alliance -- 8. Low expectations -- 9. Black robe -- 10. The art of persuasion -- 11. A snowflake's chance in hell -- 12. The Uluru statement from the heart -- 13. The rejection.
Neither Indigenous nor white, Shireen Morris is both outside observer and inside player in the fight for Indigenous rights. Framed by her family's Indian and Fijian migrant story, Morris gives a personal perspective on what many consider the greatest moral challenge of our nation: constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians. She reveals the behind-the-scenes action of working with powerful Indigenous advocates, helpful (and unhelpful) white lawyers, unlikely conservative and monarchist allies and infuriating politicians - the wins, disappointments and, ultimately, the betrayals that led to the Turnbull government's heartbreaking rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Radical Heart is a challenge for all Australians to dream together of a fairer future, and work as one to make it happen.
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