Right Now Radio Podcast 14/06/12

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This article is part of our June theme, which focuses on Indigenous People and their human rights. Read our Editorial for more on this theme.

Last week Australia marked 20 years since the High Court’s decision to grant native title to Eddie Mabo and the people of the Murray Islands. It was a watershed moment in Australian indigenous land rights, and led to the system of native title that continues to this day. Matthew Albert and Anna Dorevitch talk to Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC, one of the barristers who took Eddie Mabo’s case to the High Court and a champion of indigenous land rights in Australia. He will talk about the preparation of the Mabo case, what it means to him and how he sees native title developing in the future. To read Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen’s essay on Mabo and the current state of the native title system, click here.

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Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.