The Indigenous Peoples and the Law Research Cluster will be holding a research seminar on Tuesday 6 October from 12-1pm. The seminar will be held over Zoom:

The seminar will be presented by Dr Debbie Bargallie (Griffith University) and is titled ‘Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous Voices on Racism in the Australian Public Service’. It will be based on her award-winning book of the same name that’s just been published. Here’s a description:

In an era of reconciliation and cultural diversity, Indigenous peoples in Australia still experience everyday and structural racisms in the workplace. Unmasking the Racial Contract is a study of one such workplace: the Australian Public Service. Bargallie shows that despite claims of fairness, inclusion, opportunity, respect and racial equality for all, Indigenous employees continue to languish on the lower rungs of the Australian Public Service employment ladder. By showing how racism is normalised in white institutions, Bargallie aims to help you see and understand - and ultimately challenge - racism.