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In 1837 a British Parliamentary Select Committee published a report on the situation of Aboriginal peoples across its colonies around the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries, South America and Africa. A second version of this report was subsequently produced in the...
Indigenous offenders are heavily over-represented in the Australian and Canadian criminal justice systems. In the case of R v Gladue, the Supreme Court of Canada held that sentencing judges are to recognise the adverse systemic and background factors that many Aboriginal Canadians face and consider...
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 brief considers issues facing these groups of Indigenous people in their contact with police, in courts, in custody and post-release, highlighting the lack of appropriate diversionary programs at all stages of this contact.
The impact of neoliberal governance on Indigenous peoples in liberal settler states may be both enabling and constraining. This book is distinctive in drawing comparisons between three such states—Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
This UN declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and...
This is NAAJA's contribution to the modernisation of the Anti-Discrimination Act. This discussion paper seeks to provide guidance, clarity and direction as to how to incorporate ATSI views into to modernising anti-discrimination responses and instruments in the Northern Territory.
NAAJA's submission paper to the Australian Law Reform Commission is written with a focus on a Northern Territory-specific context and to highlight issues and make recommendations based on their authority led by an Aboriginal board and are consistent with their commitment to cultural competency.
As well as defining the maritime boundaries between Papua New Guinea and Australia, the Treaty protects the ways of life of traditional inhabitants in the Torres Strait Protected Zone (TSPZ). Subsidiary management arrangements for commercial fisheries in the Zone have also been put in place...
This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing,...