Category: Indigenous Legal Issues (page 1 of 4)

The divided decision in Love v Commonwealth – an analysis of Justice Gageler’s and Justice Edelman’s approaches to constitutional interpretation

AUSPUBLAW congratulates Mikaela Smith on winning the 2020 Sir Anthony Mason Constitutional Law prize, and is pleased to publish an edited version of her winning essay.

BY MIKAELA SMITH

Introduction

In the recent case of Love v Commonwealth; Thoms v Read the rest

Consultation and a First Nations Voice: Building on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

This is the final post in a special series that AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the First Nations Voice to Parliament. This series is co-hosted with the newly launched Indigenous Constitutional Law Blog, and also features posts by Megan DavisRead the rest

Constitutional conversation, institutional listening and the First Nations Voice

This is the fourth of five posts in a special series that AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the First Nations Voice to Parliament. This series is co-hosted with the newly launched Indigenous Constitutional Law Blog, and also features posts by Read the rest

On Voice, and finding a place to start

This is the third of five posts in a special series that AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the First Nations Voice to Parliament. This series is co-hosted with the newly launched Indigenous Constitutional Law Blog, and also features posts by Read the rest

The relationship between Parliament and the Voice and the importance of enshrinement

This is the second of five posts in a special series that AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the First Nations Voice to Parliament. This series is co-hosted with the newly launched Indigenous Constitutional Law Blog, and also features posts by Read the rest

Constitutional recognition: two decades on

This is the first of five posts in a special series that AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the First Nations Voice to Parliament. This series is co-hosted with the newly launched Indigenous Constitutional Law Blog, and will also feature posts Read the rest

Habeas Corpus, Jurisdiction, and Aboriginal-Identifying People in Immigration Detention: McHugh v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2020] FCAFC 223

BY JAMES BARRETT

On 11 December 2020 the Full Court of the Federal Court delivered judgment for Mr McHugh. Mr McHugh claimed that he was being held in immigration detention unlawfully despite being Aboriginal, though he could not prove his … Read the rest

Australia’s first trilingual statute

BY SHIREEN MORRIS AND JULIAN R MURPHY

With public attention firmly focused on the pandemic response, there was little fanfare when Victoria recently passed what appears to be Australia’s first trilingual statute – the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Read the rest

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

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