Democracy Regained: Uluru and Australian Citizenship
The Uluru Statement from the Heart marks a distinctive phase in the long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resistance to and engagement with the Australian state. There are important issues about the details of the proposal and the structure of the Voice to Parliament. But what does its emergence tell us about the nature of Australian citizenship more broadly? And what opportunities does it present for thinking about the future of liberal democracy given the times we live in today?
Professor Duncan Ivison
Duncan Ivison is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) from 2015-22, and prior to that, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. He was Chair of the Go8 DVCRs Committee, the NSW DVCR Committee, a member of the ARC Council, and board member of UniSeed, the US Studies Centre, the James Martin Institute for Public Policy, among others. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2009 and has served on the Council since 2019.