Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms offer many advantages for Aboriginal people over traditional court proceedings. “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities should be able to implement models in their own communities, which recognise traditional cultural values and traditional structures of decision making.” (Behrendt 1995, p.6) Behrendt also argues that alternative methods of dispute resolution should be developed that embody the cultural values of Indigenous people and are perceived as acceptable by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, these would be ideally and necessarily be developed by the Aboriginal communities themselves. “In Australia, Indigenous peoples recognise that real change in our situation requires a fundamental shift in the structures of power which will allow Indigenous people to regain control over their own lives.” (Poynton 1994, p.68) Dodson who is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner also argues “Genuine change will only occur when there is a genuine redistribution of
These limitations affect how other Australians are viewed when they try to engage with the international community. They also affect the motivations of migrants to engage with their new homeland. The challenge for Australia is to create a national identity that is adaptable to change, inclusive of new
In Australia, there are approximately 600 Aboriginal nations/clan groups across the continent which are governed and bound by The Customary Aboriginal law. It is a distinct law from the Australian legal system which has existed for years prior to the western colonisation and the presence of the Australian legal system. The customary Aboriginal law is a system of principles and guidelines which stipulate social norms as well as ways of learning and being for The Aboriginals. It is also an integral part of The Aboriginal existence and continuity as it is formed through a network of connection which originated from The
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that are believed to belong to all human beings. Australia has many ways of promoting and enforcing human rights these include international treaties, common and statute law and the constitution. The effectiveness of Australia in promoting and enforcing human rights is shown through the way Australia has responded to the need for law, the way they have enforced the law and how it has protected individual rights The Constitution plays two important roles in protecting human rights. It lays down the system of Australian government i.e. division of powers - federal, state and local and separation of powers - legislative, judicial and executive and it protects specific human rights, including
While a variety of factors have shaped the diversity of Indigenous Australian philosophy and practices across the Australian continent, one of the central characteristics of the Aboriginal worldview is the concept of the ‘Dreaming’. Outline some of the key aspects of this belief system and reflect on this in comparison to your own worldview The Dreaming is referred to by Edwards (1998, p.16) as the time that Aboriginal people came into existence. It is clear that the term Aboriginal people is very imprecise as there are many Indigenous nations or tribes, as a result of different groups of people migrating to Australia at different times. American anthropologist J. Birdsell (Flood cited in Edwards 1998, p. 2) describes that there were
TASK: Area of Study: Identity Identity is known as the set of distinct characteristics that defines an individual as a persisting entity. It is influenced by the environment that surrounds you and the people you associate with. This is shown in the prescribed texts A D Hope’s poem, “Australia“ and the film ‘Looking For Alibrandi’.Both texts demonstrate how a sense of identity may be shaped by people and places. In A.D.Hope’s poem, “Australia”, Hope tries to voice his personal perspective of the Australian identity. The country is demonstrated as vast and is viewed upon differently by diverse individuals.
The Self: Conception and Aspects Psych 555 University of Phoenix The Self: Conception and Aspects The self and all its aspects are an integral part of social psychology. Learning more about the self fosters our understanding of ourselves as individuals and others in general. Acknowledging the self and attempting to understand it may have important evolutionary potential as the understanding leads to group membership (Fiske, 2010). The self is a fluid concept with static components. An individual’s identity may shift and evolve over time but have characteristics that remain the same.
“Cultural identity is in terms of one, a shared culture, a sort of collective one true self hiding inside the many other, more superficial or artificially imposed ‘selves’, which people with a shared history and ancestry hold in common.” (Hall 223) This previous definition gives a direct relationship between Caliban and cultural identity. When “collective one true self” is mentioned, the relationship can be seen on how Caliban wants to belong to one race in particular, and be part of this shared culture he thinks is superior instead of embracing the knowledge and other positive outcomes that brings being
Clothing is, with no doubt, a way to express yourself and your culture. The reason we wear clothes (vestiti) is to show our individuality and express who we are. In saying that, dressing as a culture is another way that we express who we are, as well as where we are from. Manufacturing is usually always from a different country when it comes to Australian sold