Australian Indigenous People with Disability: Ethics and Standpoint Theory

  • John GilroyEmail author
  • Michelle Donelly
Part of the International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice book series (IPSPAP)


Research on impairment and disability among Indigenous people in Australia has reflected and served the colonial enterprise. National ethical guidelines on research have not been effective in addressing the manner in which Australian Indigenous people with a disability are framed and disempowered in disability research methodology and epistemology. A comprehensive community-grounded, structural enquiry framework is proposed to address these concerns


Indigenous Standpoint Theory Indigenous disability understandings Ethics Australia Colonialism Knowledge production Race and racism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Disability, Research and Policy, University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Health and Human SciencesSouthern Cross UniversityCoolangattaAustralia

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