A groundbreaking classic of Australian political writing still piercingly relevant today, updated with an incisive new introduction from the author
Noel Pearson’s seminal Our Right to Take Responsibility is a searing, clear-eyed analysis of the disastrous effects of long-term welfare dependency on Aboriginal society. Both highly original and deeply contentious, it fundamentally changed the discourse as well as the direction of Indigenous affairs policy, and has joined the canon of Australian social and political writing. This reissued edition celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this essential work. Containing an incisive new introduction from the author, it highlights how little has changed and how far we still have to go.