Best practice standards for representing Aboriginal clients

Legal Aid’s helpful guide provides guidance on issues impacting representation of Aboriginal clients.  

What does it mean to be an Aboriginal child when it comes to adoption?

Recent NSWCA decision expands the definition of ‘Aboriginal child’.

Financial regulation and a vulnerable Indigenous community

High Court gives the green light to controversial ‘book-up’ system. By TALITHA FISHBURN.

Renewed calls to #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility

Indigenous leaders and human rights organisations including Amnesty International have stepped up a campaign to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility for children in…

Wills and estates: August 2018

Reporting and analysisof the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

ALRC report shows Indigenous incarceration rates only getting worse

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released a report showing that Indigenous people are being imprisoned at a rate more than double that reported…

Wills and estates: March 2017

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

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.