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'The decision by a group of Aboriginal political activists to sue Andrew Bolt in the Federal Court for racial vilification is a surprising one that may backfire in ways they hadn’t expected. The case itself cannot avoid examining closely what constitutes Aboriginal identity. The minute that question is opened for serious discussion there are awkward political issues that follow. In fact, with a constitutional amendment currently being flagged by the Gillard government, this case may provide an opportunity to bring the vexed question of Aboriginal identity out into the open. Moreover, depending on the outcome of the case, it could provide a green light for the emergence of many more claimants who other Aborigines regard as completely phoney.' (p. 20)

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    y Quadrant vol. 54 no. 12 December 2010 Z1749214 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 20-25

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Keith Windscuttle Responds Keith Windschuttle , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 55 no. 10 2011; (p. 4-5)
Keith Windscuttle Responds Keith Windschuttle , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 55 no. 10 2011; (p. 4-5)
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