Simon Rice, ‘A Critical Account of the Aftermath of the Racial Vilification Case of Eatock v Bolt

ABSTRACT
Ms Eatock’s case could have been ‘just another Aboriginal vilification case’, except that it was successful, and successful against a high profile journalist and national publisher. What the perpetrator wrote was bad journalism; it caused harm and was unlawful. But in the years since, the counternarrative has deliberately and determinedly retold Ms Eatock’s case as a story where a high profile journalist perpetrator is the victim, and Aboriginal victims are effaced.

Rice, Simon, A Critical Account of the Aftermath of the Racial Vilification Case of Eatock v Bolt (May 1, 2021). Indigenous Legal Judgments: Bringing Indigenous Voices into Judicial Decision-making, Routledge, 2021, 169-178.

First posted 2021-09-09 10:00:47

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