In Indigenous Law Bulletin Vol 8 No 23, Elly Patira of Australian Lawyers for Remote Aboriginal Rights, the pro bono legal service representing Santa Teresa residents in their claim before the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal, explains the claim and its implications in detail.
Stephen Gray of the Castan Centre writes a damning review of the effectiveness of the NT Intervention, and Alice Barter explores the relationship Aboriginal offenders have with courts, particularly in relation to sentencing proceedings.
In this edition, we also publish the transcript from Senator Patrick Dodson's national press gallery address on the 25th anniversary of the handing down of the RCIADIC recommendations, and we also take an in-depth look at a hugely valuable new Indigenous Law Resources online database.
The Bulletin features the photography of Bangarra Dance Theatre's Head of Design, Jacob Nash.
Join Megan Davis and Marcia Langton at the Wheeler Centre on Tues 7 June, 6.15 pm, as they discuss their new book, 'It's Our Country: Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform', with Fifth Estate host Sally Warhaft.
Read the Indigenous Law Centre's own Dr Kyllie Cripps' analysis of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence final report at The Conversation now.
'The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence’s final report, released last week, recognises the disproportionate rate of family violence in Indigenous communities. Aboriginal Victorians are nearly eight times as likely to be involved in a family violence incident involving police than non-Aboriginal Victorians and the rate is increasing.
Testimony to the commission made it clear that few Aboriginal families were immune to the trauma, despair and damage resulting from family violence.'