Daniel O'Dea


Negotiating consent determination: Cooperative mediation - the Thalanyji experience

This paper argues that, irrespective of the statutory framework, native title claims are best and most expeditiously resolved by negotiation and consent when the National Native Title Tribunal and the Federal Court work cooperatively and in a complementary fashion. The case of the negotiation and...

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: final report

Between 1 January 1980 and 31 May 1989, ninety-nine Aboriginal and Tones Strait Islander people died in the custody of prison, police or juvenile detention institutions. They were eighty-eight males and eleven females. Their approximate average age at death was thirty-two years, the median age-the...