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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject examine the various ways in which the law has an impact upon Indigenous Australians. Commencing with an analysis of the nature of sovereignty and the implications of the Mabo judgement, students examine a number of different topics where the law has had (or continues to have) an impact upon the lives of Indigenous Australians, either in an oppressive or beneficial manner. Specifically, the over-representation of Indigenous Australians at every level of the criminal justice system will be addressed. Students will also consider the operation of specific protective legislation, such as the various cultural heritage provisions, and the adequacy of protection afforded for Aboriginal art in intellectual property law.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMark Harris

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW1DR


Incompatible subjects LST2/3ALA, LAW1IAL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws, or if undertaking a LST major in another degree

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIndigenous Legal IssuesRecommendedMcRae, Nettheim, Beacroft, McNamaraTHOMSON 4TH EDN

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