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Aboriginal women, girls and sexual assault

17 October 2006

Hannah McGlade who writes about how Aboriginal women and girls are being discriminated against by the criminal justice system on the basis of their Aboriginality and gender, notwithstanding the existence of formal legislation prohibiting such discrimination. In examining the legal system's unequal treatment of Aboriginal women and girls, her paper details and considers two recent and high profile decisions of the Northern Territory Supreme Court concerning sexual assault of Aboriginal girls.