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This report finds that deep funding cuts and uncertainty about Government plans have created one of the largest scale upheavals in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.
One of my primary responsibilities is to report annually on the enjoyment and exercise...
This paper recommends legislative responsibility be given to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council to ensure the swift and respectful return and burial of Ancestral Remains.
This paper outlines the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council’s (Council) advice to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs...
In this report, four programs that were already being implemented by states and territories and identified by them under the National Indigenous Law & Justice Framework as promising practice in diversion are examined.
Diversion from the youth justice system is...
The Commonwealth Intervention of 2007 in the Northern Territory largely missed its ostensible aim of protecting sexually abused children, argues this essay which examines the relevant social, cultural and historical factors based on specific ethnographic work.
The exposure in 2006 of...
Mark McMillan is a senior lecturer at Melbourne Law School, the 2013 NAIDOC scholar of the year, and a board member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Here, he brings his vast experience to bear in examining Indigenous identity and the law....
Volume 1 looks at the accessibility of the justice system, the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution, the regulation of the legal profession and the structure and operations of ombudsmen, tribunals and courts.
Volume 2 discusses private funding of litigation; and the provision...
Indigenous children are over represented in areas where child safety and security are compromised, argues this report.
National data show that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are over-represented in various aspects of child safety compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts. In...
Advocates for social justice believe that a better understanding of the history of the invasion, marginalisation and resistance of Indigenous peoples will lead to a more just relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. But it seems that knowing this history is not enough to enable...
Since the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) in 1991 there has been a significant rise in the prison population of Indigenous peoples in Australia. There has been an even sharper rise in the number of Indigenous peoples in custody....