A legislative fix for McGlade ILUAs

The Federal Government’s Bill to reverse the impact of the Full Federal Court’s decision in McGlade was passed on 14 June 2017. By LEONIE FLYNN,…

A national tragedy: ALRC seeks views on Indigenous incarceration

The ALRC launched an enquiry into the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system. By MARIE-CLAIRE MUIR.

Indigenous land use agreements in doubt after Full Federal Court decision

The Government has introduced the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 in response to the implications of McGlade. By LEONIE FLYNN, NERIDA…

The Stolen Generations: a struggle for justice

Members of the Stolen Generations have faced a number of barriers when attempting compensation claims through the courts. By MAITHRI PANAGODA AM.

First assessment of native title compensation: Griffiths v NT of Australia (No. 3)

The Federal Court has ordered the Northern Territory government to pay $3,300,261 to the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples as compensation for the impact of land…

What we can learn from the Mabo lawyers

There would be no Mabo case without the perceptive, dogged and fearless advocacy of the rights of the indigenous peoples by the Mabo lawyers. By…

Aboriginal family law roadshow: Law Society visits Broken Hill

The Aboriginal Family Law Roadshow aims to provide Aboriginal communities in the Far West region with information about how the family law jurisdiction might offer…

Who ‘speaks for country’ in NSW?

In NSW and elsewhere in Australia there is no single identifier or legal definition for ‘who speaks for Country’. By NORMAN LAING and KELLYANNE STANFORD.

ALRC urges reform of native title

The ALRC Native Title Final Report contains 30 recommendations for reform, focusing on ‘connection’ requirements, the content of native title, authorisation and joinder. By JUSTINE CLARKE.

Community legal education: bringing two worlds together

Innovative community legal education programs in the Northern Territory are keeping pace with the way we consume and engage with media, and are proof of…