Professor Marcia Langton is one of the most important voices in Australian Indigenous policy. In this episode she discusses the positive economic impacts of land rights legislation, why meeting the Queen was an important step for Aboriginal activism and her thoughts on whether the Australia Day debate is a distraction.
The longtime holder of the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies and Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne, she is a well-known commentator on economic and social rights for Aboriginal Australians. She recently delivered the 2017 Dungala Kaiela Oration in Shepparton, Victoria, where she squarely addressed the major economic hopes and challenges facing Indigenous Australians.
‘From the margins to the mainstream: Indigenous recovery in rural Australia’ was her theme, and on this episode of The Policy Shop she joins the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis to explore some of the issues it raises, and to discuss her personal journey in the Indigenous rights movement.
Episode recorded: 23 August 2017
This episode produced by: Paul Gray and Ruby Schwartz
Series Producer: Eoin Hahessy
Audio engineer: Gavin Nebauer
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