La Trobe Law School Assists in Submission to Senate NDIS Inquiry

Annabelle Pendlebury, Patrick Keyzer and Darren O’Donovan recently assisted the First Peoples Disability Network in the creation of a legislative submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Committee is currently inquiring into the provision… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Alumnus Stephanie Falconer on her CAALAS placement: “I really feel like I was able to make a difference.”

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Every law graduate is required to do a certain amount of hours of professional placement before admission. While gaining this full time legal experience is invaluable some people can  feel quite intimidated (and even inconvenienced) by the idea of finding… Continue Reading

Case Note: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency Ltd v Northern Territory

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By Alicia Robson-Garth and Lily Neilson In November 2015, the High Court rejected a challenge to the controversial paperless arrest powers in the Northern Territory. These powers, conferred by the Police Administration Act 1978 (NT) (“the Act”) allow police officers to… Continue Reading

Imprisonment of Indigenous People with Cognitive Impairment: What Do Professional Stakeholders Think?

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By Patrick Keyzer Last Wednesday the Senate released Terms of Reference for an Inquiry into the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive Impairment or Psychiatric Illness in Australia.  The stories of Marlon Noble, Rosie Ann Fulton and many other indigenous… Continue Reading

Patrick McGee Interviewed on ABC Radio National Law Report

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On 11 November 2015, Patrick McGee, Coordinator of the Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign at La Trobe Law School, joined Damien Carrick on ABC Radio National’s Law Report  to talk about how Indigenous people with disabilities often get caught in a spiral of over policing, because of the absence of… Continue Reading