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…

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.

Wills and estates: March 2017

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By PAM SUTTOR.

Why it’s time for an Australia that speaks to us all

The nation has unfinished business when it comes to how it treats Indigenous people and a treaty is just one important part of this.