Ensuring accountability for First Nations deaths in custody

Shining a spotlight on Aboriginal deaths in custody, changing attitudes and the families mounting important new claims for justice.

Aboriginal Australians not vulnerable to deportation

A fascinating look at the High Court’s 4-3 split in the recent Aboriginal citizenship & deportation cases.

I, the awful Aboriginal

Sydney lawyer Trent Wallace often has to prove his Aboriginality. It can be frustrating and heart-breaking.

It takes a village

Former Federal Circuit Court Judge Robyn Sexton talks about the case of a country NSW family that inspired her to set up Australia’s first Indigenous…

Circuit breakers: How justice reinvestment is reshaping Bourke

Bourke residents tackle problems in the town as they arise, rather than wait for them to grow. The idea is to intervene early and get…

New initiative to encourage Indigenous law students to the Bar

Senior members of the NSW Supreme and Federal Courts were on hand to congratulate the first graduates of a new program to encourage Indigenous law…

Law Council says state of justice is dire

The President of the Law Council of Australia handed down a scathing analysis of the state of Australia’s legal system at the National Press Club…

Carrying the family torch

Teela Reid joined NSW Legal Aid, her first job as a solicitor, in March. Previously, she was tipstaff to Justice Lucy McCallum of the Supreme…