Women's property: the case for ambitious change

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The proposal for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is in the news again, with Tony Abbott putting the brakes on anything that looks like a 'bill of rights'. At the moment, it's looking like a split argument as between 'minimalists' and others - just as occurred with the republic referendum all those years ago.

I've written about my own views on constitutional recognition, suggesting that a full suite of changes is necessary to achieve the goal. In this post though, I'll explore another minimalist change to rights - that of married women's property. My suggestion is that in failing to be ambitious in the change ushered in, what looks like a win only really reinforces the status quo.
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JournalCurl: Property law, women and law, contemporary legal issues
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Women's property: the case for ambitious change. / Galloway, Kathrine.

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