Legal services

Authors: Johnson, Sean

The exemption from compliance with the provisions that regulate incorporated legal practices in the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) by incorporated community legal services and incorporated Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

Changes to the Australian family law system in 2006 were designed to reduce separations, encourage greater involvement by both parents in children’s lives, protect children from violence and abuse, reduce […]

This directory was published in 2006 to improve access to civil law services for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. In early 2008, an evaluation project was set up […]

This evaluation considers the first three years of operation of the Juvenile Pre-Court Diversion Scheme the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) in the Northern Territory. The programs are funded jointly by […]

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (FVPLS) Victoria provides legal services to Aboriginal victims of family violence and sexual assault, advocates for legal and policy reform and conducts a […]

Indigenous people have a high level of complex legal needs, though little research has been conducted in to their civil and family law requirements. Decreasing funding to Aboriginal and Torres […]

This chapter provides an overview of issues facing Indigenous women in corrections. It presents a statistical overview of incarceration and recidivism rates for Indigenous women on a national and state […]

This report responds to the Attorney-General’s request that the Family Law Council (Council) consider the extent to which the family law system meets the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

Authors: Cooke, Michael

This paper is based on the observation that when an Aboriginal person speaks some English, lawyers often overestimate their capacity to be fairly interviewed in English. The paper explores the […]

Authors: Ross, Randal

It is widely recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience far higher rates of adverse contact with the justice system than other Australians, as well as being one […]