BY TIMOTHY GOODWIN AND JULIAN R MURPHY
Last week, history was made in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. The Independent Member for Nhulunbuy, Yingiya Mark Guyula, debated in Djambarrpuyngu, an Indigenous language of North East Arnhem Land. A significant … Read the rest “Raised Voices: Parliamentary Debate in Indigenous Languages”
BY SEAN BRENNAN
This is the second of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Timber Creek decision. Aaron Moss and William Isdale’s accompanying post is here.
With the handing down of the High Court appeal decision … Read the rest “Timber Creek and Australia’s Second Chance to Grasp the Opportunity of Mabo”
BY AARON MOSS AND WILLIAM ISDALE
This is the first of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Timber Creek decision. Sean Brennan’s accompanying post is here.
In Griffiths v Northern Territory  HCA 7 (Timber … Read the rest “Where to Next? Native Title Compensation following Timber Creek”
BY JAMES BARRETT
Notoriously, Aboriginal people have been forced to live by Australian law. Surprisingly, Australian law may force Aboriginal people out of Australia.
Such is the predicament of Mr Justin Hands, an adopted member of the Aboriginal community at … Read the rest “The Deportation of an Aboriginal Man Frustrated: Hands v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection”
BY PATRICK McCABE
2018 saw a potentially important development in Australian native title law that has been emerging since 2013 move towards maturity. That development is the recognition of commercial native title rights in native title determinations. It is a … Read the rest “Commercial native title rights in 2018: a belated new dawn”
BY TEELA REID
Labor has promised to uphold its commitment to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament as a matter of priority. This means Bill Shorten has the opportunity to redefine a nation that so desperately needs leadership. Despite … Read the rest “A Referendum on the First Nations Voice to Parliament is a National Priority”
BY GABRIELLE APPLEBY
Two significant developments emerged this week on the road towards meaningful constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The first was an announcement on Tuesday by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten together with Labor’s three Aboriginal … Read the rest “Another Stop on the Road to Meaningful Constitutional Recognition”
BY HARRY HOBBS
On 17 October 2018, Australia’s largest native title settlement moved a step towards implementation, when the Native Title Registrar accepted the Noongar Settlement for registration in the Native Title Register. The culmination of many years of … Read the rest “The Noongar Settlement: Two Lessons for Treaty Making in Australia”
BY HARRY HOBBS AND GEORGE WILLIAMS
Last month, the Victorian government introduced a bill into Parliament that would create a legislative basis for negotiating a treaty with Aboriginal people in the state. The bill would establish an Aboriginal representative body … Read the rest “Australia’s First Treaty”