• Aileen Moreton-Robinson
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Maggie Walter
    University of Tasmania
  • David Singh
    Queensland University of Technology


This edition is marked by a strong Antipodean focus. The first three articles bring a critical Indigenous perspective to areas previously cosseted by Western understandings. Robyn Moore, using critical discourse analysis, takes Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards 2011 Closing the Gap speech to task for naturalising Indigenous Australias position on the wrong side of the social and economic gap. She argues that, far from accepting white culpability, Gillard instead polishes cultural deficit understandings of Indigenous disadvantage by framing the social and economic divide in meritocratic terms. In so doing, Moore further argues, Gillard casts a benevolent light upon white Australia.

Published: 2012-06-01
Pages:1 to 1
Section: Editorial
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Moreton-Robinson, A., Walter, M., & Singh, D. (2012). Editorial. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 5(2), 1. https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcis.v5i2.85