Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
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28 Jul 2023
Statement on the Voice to Parliament
The ACT Law Society Council (Council) accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which includes the call for the constitutionally enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
8 May 2023
Statement on raising the age of criminal responsibility
The ACT Law Society is pleased that the ACT will soon become the first Australian jurisdiction to raise the age of criminal responsibility, keeping children out of the prison system. However, we are concerned that the proposed changes do not go far enough to bring us into line with United Nations standards.
5 Jul 2021
50 years after the Gove land rights judgment
The 2021 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Graeme Neate AM, President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
1 Jan 2021
Working with indigenous clients
Practical information for solicitors to effectively meet their professional obligations when providing assistance to First Nations clients.
23 Jul 2020
Law Society signs open letter calling on ACT Government to stop imprisoning children
The ACT Law Society has joined with a collective of service delivery, human rights, legal, and representative organisations to call on the ACT Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility in the territory.
8 Dec 2019
Housing is a human right: Aboriginal children and overcrowding
This is the second article in a series on the right to safe, secure housing prepared by Canberra Community Law. It is written from the point of view of the lawyers working for the Dhurrawang Aboriginal Human Rights Program. From the Summer 2019 edition of Ethos.
25 May 2018
ACT Law Society affirms commitment to reconciliation
The President took the opportunity afforded by the upcoming Reconciliation Day public holiday to reaffirm the Society’s commitment to the national reconciliation movement.
17 May 2005
Hicks and the Geneva Convention, Hindmarsh and the Native Title
The 2005 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Stephen Kenny, lawyer for David Hicks, a Guantanamo Bay detainee.