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This blog provides an overview of aspects of new research relevant to Indigenous people's disadvantage in Australian legal systems presented at the 14th biennial conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists at RMIT University in Melbourne (1-5 July 2019; program and abstracts linked in blog). This association brings together academics, police, lawyers, judiciary and language professionals, and offers research from scholars around the world, much of it revealing how legal processes and justice outcomes could be improved by better understanding language practices and mistaken beliefs about language. 

The presentations by researchers, translators and interpreters in Australia working with and on Indigenous languages related to the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and specifically to Australian Indigenous languages.

This blog was peer reviewed. 

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