Explores the issue of Australia’s ongoing difficulties in establishing an independent national identity. He then traces these difficulties to what he identifies as ‘unresolved issues’ in Australian society inherited from the colonial days, including the ‘hybrid’ political system, a hostility to non-Europeans, resistance to reconciliation, the rejection of multiculturalism, the ongoing degradation of the natural environment, and a lack of serious engagement with Asian and Pacific countries despite our geographic proximity.
The information contained on this website has been sourced by the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP) and AIPEP 2. The first AIPEP was funded by the Australian Government Office of Teaching and Learning. AIPEP 2 is part of the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing Project, funded by the Million Minds Mission Grant. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office of Teaching and Learning or the Million Minds Mission Grant.
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