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Aboriginal Australians legal status and laws

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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.
Submission

AMSANT submission to the Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee: NT Liquor Bill 2019

AMSANT's submission outlines a number of recommendations that can further strengthen the legislation currently before the committe, including the content and wording of the Bill, and broader structural reform that could support implementation of the Bill.
Submission

Recommendations for the Coroner in the case of David Dungay

This submission seeks to bring the Coroner’s attention to key themes for the prevention of cases similar to that of David Dungay, including preventative aspects and accountability mechanisms.
Commentary

The government’s ‘new page’ on Indigenous policy is actually just more of the same

Though the federal government emphasises partnerships, accountability and evidence-based policies, Morrison is actually taking a selective and top-down approach. He is also ignoring key Indigenous advice and evidence.
Submission

Protection of Indigenous knowledge in the intellectual property system: consultation paper

This submission responds to Intellectual Property Australia’s Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System consultation paper, published in September 2018.