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The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has not really been taken up by Australia

The theme for 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the  United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples  (UNDRIP)  http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/08/09/indigenous-day-looks-rights-indigenous-peoples

“It of course comes as no surprise that Australia was one of the countries that voted against the declaration in 2007,   given the prevailing community views, and that of the government, of Indigenous people here. …

“The implementation of the UNDRIP in Australia has been symbolic only,  with the government conceding at the time of endorsing the UNDRIP that it had no legal effect upon domestic law.

Since the adoption of the UNDRIP in Australia, the prevailing circumstances for Indigenous peoples have not improved. … “

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September 16, 2017 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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