Indigenous People and the Law

Events

The cluster hosts regular seminars and reading groups.

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Cashless welfare transfers and Australia's first peoples - redemptive or repressive violence?

8 November 2019 12:00pm
The government has enacted a host of Cashless Debit Card (CDC) legislation purportedly to address substance abuse and foster socially responsible behaviour. Their CDC narrative of policy success and redemptive prospects is deeply contentious.
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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

11 October 2019 9:00am10:00am
This paper will consider the notion of Indigenous rights in Australia, and the impacts of those rights in a climate change policy vacuum. Presented by Tom McEvoy SC, Australia's first Indigenous Senior Counsel.
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Indigenous Cultural Competency in Legal Education: Time for Top-down Reform

2 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Simon Young - Professor of Law and Justice (USQ), Adjunct Professor (UWA), External Fellow (UQ Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law).
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Indigenous People and Legal Education: A Critical Reflection

12 February 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
In this seminar, the presenters, both of whom are Indigenous legal scholars, reflect on changes to Indigenous people’s engagement with legal education since 2005.