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AIS3010 - Social Justice and Indigenous Australians

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Barry Judd


Not offered in 2007


The unit examines the relationship between social justice and Indigenous rights, focusing on the role of the State and its obligations to the international community; Aboriginal human and civil rights and self-determination; land rights and native title; Aboriginal sovereignty, and service provision in the areas of health, education, housing and the law. The value of an interdisciplinary approach to these topics is highlighted.


Upon completion of this units students can expect to have developed a thorough understanding of the concept and theories of 'social justice' and its relationship to the application of British law and institutions within Australia and should be able to demonstrate both orally and in writing an understanding of theories of social justice as they have and have not applied to Indigenous Australians.


Research essay (3000 words): 75%
Class project (1500 words): 25%
Third-year students will be expected to demonstrate more sophisticated analytical skills and submit work which demonstrates that they have read more extensively.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


AIS2010; KRS3010 (2000 and previously)