Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Investigates the Australian legal system’s capacity to deal justly with a critical range of moral, historical and political issues that arise from Aboriginal communities. Model litigant standards, including the exercise of proportionate power and a proper regard for justice and fair play, are examined in relation to the Commonwealth’s interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Unit content

Topic 1: The Commonwealth and the Law
Topic 2: Justice in Process and Procedure
Topic 3: Case Studies in Aboriginal Justice
Topic 4: Determinations and Aboriginal Justice
Topic 5: A Model Litigant

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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