Indigenous Law Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 5

This Edition of the Indigenous Law Bulletin (‘ILB’) we have an interesting selection of articles covering a number of important issues. We have a review of a series of Indigenous ‘cultural competency’ training workshops; a discussion of the civil law issue of discrimination in light of ongoing discrimination in some communities; a consideration of the issue of compulsory income management under Stronger Futures laws; a look at Indigenous engagement with the recently announced Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse; an overview of recent policy developments to promote and protect the culture of the Ainu people in Japan; as well as comments made in Parliament earlier this year by Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, in support of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012.

Finally, for our Featured Article this edition we have chosen a contribution by Mick Gooda (Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner), Emilie Priday and Louise McDermott which looks at the applications for justice reinvestment in Australia in the context of the Australian Legal and Constitutional AffairsCommittee’s current Inquiry into this issue.

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