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The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can’t Solve Black Problems (Sarah Maddison, A&U)

Underpinned by denial, myth-making and blame-shifting, the settler rationale is prevalent throughout Australian history, justifying the frontier wars, dispossession and the Stolen Generations. The Colonial Fantasy by Melbourne University professor Sarah Maddison describes how settler logic still informs the policy settings of modern Australian governments. Exploring the racist framing of...

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