The Indigenous Law Bulletin ('ILB') welcomes contributions from anyone with an interest in issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. You can contribute by writing short or long pieces, submitting artwork, volunteering, reviewing books or refereeing feature articles. For more information please contact the Editor.

Contributions are invited from Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers for all sections of the journal. Indigenous people are particularly encouraged to contribute.

Articles that appear in the ILB are written by a diverse range of people in varying styles. While articles published in the ILB generally relate in some way to the law, extensive legal analysis or expertise is not always required.

While the ILB is generally not peer reviewed, authors may request an anonymous peer review of their paper by contacting the Editor.

The ILB accepts articles about all issues that relate to Indigenous people and the law. We prefer articles which:
•    Critique the law
•    Recommend reforms to the law
•    Update readers on developments in the law which affect Indigenous people
•    Relate Indigenous people's experience of the legal system
•    Assess government policy and recommend reforms
•    Assess the effectiveness of the provision of legal services to Indigenous people and recommend reform.

You should send an abstract or outline of any proposed article to the Editor before you send the complete article.

We accept articles in 600 word increments (ie 600, 1200 etc) with a limit of 2800 words. The word count must include footnotes. If you feel you need to exceed the limit you should speak with the editors.

The ILB has a broad readership and as such technical language and jargon must be simplified into plain English or at least kept to a minimum. Aboriginal English is an exception and will be translated where necessary.

The ILB uses the style conventions in the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association Inc., Melbourne Journal of International Law Inc., 3rd ed, 2010).

Work can be submitted electronically, or in printed form by fax or by mail. Please note that electronic submission is preferred, either as an email attachment or on disk to the postal address provided here.

Defamatory or Offensive Material
The ILB is an independent publication that encourages public dialogue about Indigenous affairs. We do not publish any defamatory, aggressive or abusive material and will not respond to threats or intimidation. The Editor’s decision to reject an article is final. No correspondence will be entered into once a submission has been deemed inappropriate for publication.

Any article submitted for publication may be subject to anonymous peer review. If you are interested in being a referee, please contact the editors.

The ILB showcases and pays for the reproduction of work of emerging and established Indigenous artists. Artwork is reproduced in full colour on the cover and we include up to seven artworks in black & white or colour inside the magazine. The work is also displayed on the ILB website in colour.

We accept visual art contributions in any medium. Submissions of artworks should be provided in electronic format—300dpi images or photos in JPG or TIF file formats are preferred. Regardless of whether the artwork is in portrait or landscape, photographed works should be at least 200mm wide. Please send images via email or a file share site such as We Transfer or Dropbox to  

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