This paper examines the case of Lex Wotton, an Australian Aboriginal activist convicted of riot on Palm Island, and subsequently prevented from speaking publicly. The paper more generally considers the ways in which the Commonwealth of Australia, a constitutional democracy built on the rule of law, actively silences its poorest and most marginalised people, and denies Aboriginal peoples even the right to speak freely.
Comparative and Foreign Law | Criminal Law | Law
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Chris Cunneen, "About the Condition of Aborigines in Australia (A propos de la Condition des Aborigines d'Australie)" (January 2013). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2013. Working Paper 3.