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dc.contributor.authorBurns, Marcelleen
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T01:59:52Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-24T01:59:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationLand, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title, 4(7), p. 1-16en
dc.identifier.issn1326-0316en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26928-
dc.description.abstractThe requirement to prove a society united by a body of law and customs to establish Native Title rights has been identified as a major hurdle to achieving native title recognition. The recent appeal decision of the Federal Court in Sampi on behalf of the Bardi and Jawi People v Western Australia [2010] opens the potential for a new judicial interpretation of society based on the internal view of Native Title claimants. The decision draws on defining features of legal positivism to inform the court’s findings as to the existence of a single Bardi Jawi society of ‘one people’ living under ‘one law’. The case of Bodney v Bennell [2008] is analysed through comparative study of how the application of the received positivist framework may limit Native Title recognition. This paper argues that the framing of Indigenous law by reference to Western legal norms is problematic due to the assumptions of legal positivism and that an internal view based on Indigenous worldviews, which see law as intrinsically linked to the spiritual and ancestral connection to country, is more appropriate to determine proof in native title claims.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherAustralian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofLand, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Titleen
dc.titleChallenging the Assumptions of Positivism: An Analysis of the Concept of Society in Sampi on Behalf of the Bardi and Jawi People v Western Australia [2010] and Bodney v Bennell [2008]en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
local.contributor.firstnameMarcelleen
local.subject.for2008180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lawen
local.subject.seo2008940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classifieden
local.profile.schoolSchool of Lawen
local.profile.emailmarcelle.burns@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.publisher.placeAustraliaen
local.format.startpage1en
local.format.endpage16en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume4en
local.identifier.issue7en
local.title.subtitleAn Analysis of the Concept of Society in Sampi on Behalf of the Bardi and Jawi People v Western Australia [2010] and Bodney v Bennell [2008]en
local.contributor.lastnameBurnsen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:mburns7en
local.profile.orcid0000-0002-2483-5737en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:1959.11/26928en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleChallenging the Assumptions of Positivismen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.search.authorBurns, Marcelleen
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