Aboriginal Australians legal status and laws

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Strategy

Protocols for using First Nations cultural and intellectual property in the arts

This protocol guide spells out clearly the legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material in arts and cultural projects.
Position paper

Black lives matter: always have, always will

In response to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services have compiled legal and policy reforms that need to be implemented to advance the cause of true justice in Australia.
Strategy

Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2020–2030

This strategic plan provides the foundation for a transparent 10-year blueprint for youth Justice, detailing the reform directions, objectives and key actions for the Victorian youth justice system.
Report

Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence

This is an exploratory study that has aimed to bring to light some perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Tiwi Islands, Mornington Peninsula and Darwin on family violence, with an emphasis on the positive role law and culture plays...
Briefing paper

Cultural vandalism: regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.
Article

Despite 432 Indigenous deaths in custody, no one has ever been convicted. Racist silence and complicity are to blame

Many people on this continent know more about police and prison violence in the US, than the same violence that happens here, so what’s behind the curious silence on First Nations deaths in custody in Australia?
Evaluation

Evaluation of Legal Aid NSW civil law service for Aboriginal communities

This evaluation report provides insights into how a mainstream government service works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Submission

Australia's human rights scorecard: joint NGO submission on behalf of the Australian NGO Coalition

This report was written in collaboration with human rights experts across Australia, and it represents the collective knowledge of Australia’s leading NGOs on the current state of human rights in Australia and will inform the four yearly review of Australia’s human rights record by the...
Submission

AIATSIS submission: Protection of Indigenous knowledge in the intellectual property system

This submission investigates how engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be undertaken in relation to the intellectual property system to ensure the protection of Indigenous knowledge.
Submission

Northern Territory Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework: Response to discussion paper

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress' submission to the development of a Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework in the Northern Territory.