Indigenous Law Centre, University of New South Wales

Data collection needs to be improved to enable sensible life course comparisons either within the Indigenous population or between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. A proposal is made for a ‘hypothetical […]

A clear message that came out of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was that for policy to be developed successfully, input from the Indigenous community was indispensable. […]

Authors: Gamble, Seranie

This article briefly describes a number of alternative courts for sentencing Indigenous offenders which have been established throughout Australia. The initiatives described are circle sentencing in New South Wales; Koori […]

Authors: Marchetti, Elena

The use of Indigenous sentencing courts and cases of family violence received criticism in ‘The Australian’ for being too lenient in R v Morgan. The criticisms related to the Court […]

Authors: Hunyor, Jonathon

The Commonwealth Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Act 2006 was introduced following significant media attention in 2005-06 which focused on allegations of widespread family violence and child abuse in remote […]

It seems clear that child sexual assault is chronically under reported in Indigenous communities and that prosecution levels are low. This article examines the prevalence of child sexual assault in […]

Authors: Wicks, Alisa

Discusses the human rights implications of the ‘media gag’ imposed on Lex Wotton for his part in the Palm Island riots after the death of Mulrunji.

Australia has alarming levels of incarceration of Indigenous peoples. The problem has not been adequately addressed since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, particularly in a climate in […]

Indigenous women experience discrimination in a number of different ways and in different places. Laws, policies and state practices discriminate against Indigenous women in ways that undermine their roles, values […]

Discusses the ways in which the Australian Law Reform Commission engages with Indigenous stakeholders and outlines how Indigenous people can be more actively involved in the process of law reform.