Category: Indigenous Legal Issues (page 1 of 3)

Sorry, not sorry: the operation of WA’s Aboriginal Heritage Act

BY JOHN SOUTHALAN

Western Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage Act (the Act) has the stated aim to provide for ‘the preservation, on behalf of the community, of places…traditional to the original inhabitants of Australia’. However, the Act’s use has facilitated the … Read the rest

Can the new Queensland Human Rights Act combat the rising number of school exclusions?

BY DANIELLE ILIFFE AND LINDSEY STEVENSON-GRAF

An increase in school suspensions and expulsions in Queensland has generated concern from those working with youth in the community legal sector. Such practices disproportionately impact vulnerable groups, such as Indigenous youth, and increase Read the rest

Dr Yunupingu’s claim for native title compensation – the Constitutional path not yet trodden

BY WILLIAM ISDALE

Late last year, Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu made news when he announced his intention to make a compensation claim in relation to Commonwealth grants of mining interests in the Gove Peninsula in the 1960s. The claim was lodged … Read the rest

The Rightful Place of First Nations: Love & Thoms

BY EDDIE SYNOT

This is the first of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Love and Thoms decision. Elisa Arcioni and Rayner Thwaites’  accompanying post is here.

The High Court recently delivered its highly anticipated decision … Read the rest

Aboriginal Australians not vulnerable to deportation

BY ELISA ARCIONI AND RAYNER THWAITES

This is the second of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Love and Thoms decision. Eddie Synot’s accompanying post is here.

Introduction

On Tuesday 11 February 2020, the High Court … Read the rest

Book Forum on Dylan Lino’s Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State

AUSPUBLAW is pleased to present another of our occasional series of book forums. In this book forum, Dani Larkin and the Hon Robert French AC reflect on Dylan Lino’s Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State. Dylan Read the rest

Book Forum: Dani Larkin

Dani Larkin provides the first post in our book forum on Dylan Lino’s Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State. To see all posts, please click here. Click through for a post by the Hon Robert Read the rest

Book Forum: The Hon Robert French AC

The Hon Robert French AC provides the second post in our book forum on Dylan Lino’s Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State.? To see all posts please click here. Click through for a post Read the rest

Book Forum: Dylan Lino

Dylan Lino replies to reflections from Dani Larkin and the Hon Robert French AC on his book Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State. To see all posts please click here.

BY DYLAN LINO

Putting a … Read the rest

Climate change and human rights to collide before the United Nations Human Rights Committee

BY EBONY BACK AND REBECCA LUCAS

Introduction

There has been a spate of legal actions (both domestic and international) around the world in the past few years attempting to hold governments accountable for their inaction on climate change and the … Read the rest

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