Aboriginal Law

NSW Bar Association calls for a new approach to Aboriginal imprisonment

ABORIGINAL INCARCERATION

The Bar Association of NSW's submission to a Law Reform Commission inquiry into First Nations incarceration calls for a new approach to sentencing which takes into account the deprivation and disadvantage inherent in an individual's Aboriginal background. The association also calls for an end to mandatory sentences, which make it impossible for courts to make any allowance for such disadvantage in their decisions. The rate at which Aboriginal people end up in jail is appalling and in NSW last year Aboriginal people were 3 per cent of the population, but 24 per cent of the prison population. Read more about NSW Bar Association calls for a new approach to Aboriginal imprisonment

'Gathering of Nations' 2015 - Video Set

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The 2015 Gathering of Nations included delegates from various Nations and observers from all over Australia. Here we have a complete set of videos of principal presentations. Topics include Updates for asserting sovereignty and the current political climate, Decolonising the Mind, Con of Constitutional reform, Rebuilding Nations, Unilateral Declarations of Independance (UDIs), Treaties and Nations, Unity through Tjukurpa Law, Citizenship and nationalities, Putting Aboriginal Law on Top, Strong Law and Culture, Want of Jurisdiction and the Spirit that connects us to country. Read more about 'Gathering of Nations' 2015 - Video Set

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