New book explains ‘what justice will look like’

IN his new book Treaty and Statehood – Aboriginal Self Determination, Michael Mansell discusses models for a seventh state – or First State for the First People, designated Aboriginal seats in parliament and a treaty. The Tasmanian Aboriginal lawyer, activist and secretary of the Aboriginal Provisional Government spent three years researching the book. “The book is for Aboriginal people who have a gut feeling that we have been denied justice and want to have someone explain what justice will look like,” he said.