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This article explores cases in which Indigenous defendants have perceived that an all-white jury’s prejudice against Indigenous people would prevent them receiving a fair trial, and draws comparisons with the United States and Canada.
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...
Some readers have responded sceptically to Chris Graham’s analysis of the Kalgoorlie uprising, and the many injustices Aboriginal people have faced in the criminal justice system. In theory, some of their reservations have some validity.
It is true that there is little evidence on...
In partnership with Aboriginal Territorians, the Northern Territory government is developing the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement. The NT government has released this draft to seek input from Territorians before finalising the content of the agreement.
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission on Committal Proceedings.
This document is a companion document to the draft Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement. It brings together the background information, consultation findings and evidence that informed the development of the agreement. It provides the rationale for the initiatives and strategies contained in the agreement.
This study helps to explain the upward trend in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW between January 2012 and September 2016.
This issues paper investigates a new way to ensure equal access to justice for all Tasmanians. It discusses the feasibility of instituting a communication assistant/intermediary scheme in Tasmania for people with complex communication needs involved in the criminal justice system to enhance their ability to...
In light of a number of significant recent cases, this article examines the role of the courts in the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage.