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Indigenous Law Bulletin Vol 8 No 26

The home of Mabo v Queensland (No 2) [1992] HCA 23—Mer—in the Torres Strait is surrounded by water; the sea is integral to Torres Strait Islander life and livelihood. While Mabo upheld rights to the land, it took another 21 years to gain rights to the sea surrounding Mer in the case of Akiba v Commonwealth [2013] HCA 33.

Indigenous Law Resources database receives major update

The Indigenous Law Resources database, a new online collection of Indigenous legal resources, received a major update in November 2016.

The new database, which provides free access to important legal materials relating to Indigenous issues, is the result of a joint project of the ILC and AustLII, the Australasian Legal Information Institute.

Indigenous Law Bulletin Vol 8 No 25

Many Australian’s watched on in horror from their living rooms as the ABC’s Four Corners program revealed systemic abuse suffered by children as young as ten years old in juvenile detention centres in the Northern Territory. Of particular concern to Indigenous and non-Indigenous viewers alike was Four Corners’ appalling footage which showed aboriginal children being gassed, stripped and assaulted by staff at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

The Minefield - interview with Megan Davis

"Scant Recognition: Have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples any Reason to Hope?" by Professor Megan Davis

Winner of the Supreme Court First Peoples Mooting final

Lucinda Stewart and Justice Fullerton

Our very own ILC intern Lucinda Stewart won the First Peoples Mooting final on Friday evening the 5th August, at the Supreme Court. Justice Fullerton was full of praise for Lucinda's unflappable temperament. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lucinda on her achievement.

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