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Unit of Study INDG1011 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Issues (2023)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

list the impacts of colonial and post-colonial law and policy in relation to Australian Indigenous peoples, including the terra nullius doctrine, protection policy and assimilation policy

examine possible avenues for reparation and redress, particularly as they apply to the stolen generations

recognise the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the criminal justice system

outline the arguments and processes involved in reconciliation, Constitutional recognition, treaty, and sovereignty.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Journal50%
Essay50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Behrendt, L, Cunneen, C & Libesman, T, Watson, N, 2018, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Relations, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780190310035.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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