- Pitty, Roderic. 2009. “The unfinished business of Indigenous citizenship in Australia and New Zealand.” Does History Matter?: Making and debating citizenship, immigration and refugee policy in Australia and New Zealand, pp. 25-46. Canberra, Australia: Australian National University (ANU).
Australia and New Zealand are cognate societies characterized by a partial, lopsided engagement. There is regular and extensive interaction in the realms of business and the law, so much so that a recent Australian parliamentary report on harmonising legal systems in both countries was promoted in the New Zealand Lawyer under the heading “moving to a closer union with Australia”. There is no harmony in sporting contacts between the societies, but these have become a routine, weekly occurrence. Meanwhile, those who see beyond corporate profits and parochialism encourage the creation of a profoundly closer union, based on a mutual awareness of similar problems.