October 2004 Volume 6, Issue 6

In this edition, the ILB takes a look at current issues in such diverse areas as criminal law, native title and conflict resolution. Robynne Quiggin also continues her two-part article on the proposal for the introduction of a resale royalty into Australian law.

David Ritter of the Yamatji Marlpa Land and Sea Council Native Title Representative Body writes about that organisation’s tenth birthday and the changes and achievements made over the past decade. David has also obliged to write the introduction to our casenote on the Karajarri decision, important for Justice North’s comments regarding the onerous responsibility placed upon communities in which native title is vested via prescribed body corporate provisions.

Richard Edney, of Deakin University, has written an article looking at the sentencing of Indigenous offenders in Victoria and questions that State’s assertion of a full implementation of the wording and intent of particular recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Sabina Crawley from the Top End Women’s Legal Service in Northern Territory writes about the No Drop policy in family violence situations and questions whether such a policy is effective and equitable in addressing the needs of Indigenous victims of violence. Still in the Northern Territory, the Mäwul Rom project of cross-cultural mediation is reviewed by former ILB editor Samantha Newman. Samantha attended the event earlier this year and writes of her experiences and thoughts on the structure and conduct of the project.

Land Council Landmark

‘Don’t Call Me Baby’: Ten Years of the Yamatji Marlpa Land and Sea Council Native Title Representative Body
by David Ritter


The Resale Royalty — Part Two
by Robynne Quiggin

The Mäwul Rom Project: An Experience of Cross-Cultural Mediation
by Samantha Newman

Policy Update

Reviewing the NT Government ‘No Drop’ Policy: Moving from a Punitive Approach to Victim Support
by Sabina Crawley

Current Issues in Criminal Law

The Need for a Higher Custody Threshold for Indigenous Offenders in Victoria
by Richard Edney


Nangkiriny v State of Western Australia [2004] FCA 1156
introduction by David Ritter

Book Review

Australian Native Title Law
review by Kevin Williams


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