This report identifies the most pressing legal needs of Indigenous Victorians, which involve housing, discrimination and debt.
The report presents key findings and recommendations of research conducted in 2012- 2013 by the Indigenous Legal Needs Project (ILNP) in Victoria. The ILNP is a national project. Its aims are to:
- identify and analyse the legal needs of Indigenous communities in non-criminal areas of law (including discrimination, housing and tenancy, child protection, employment, credit and debt, wills and estates, and consumer-related matters); and
- provide an understanding of how legal service delivery might work more effectively to address identified civil and family law needs of Indigenous communities.
ILNP research is intended to benefit Indigenous people by improving access to civil and family law justice.