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

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

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

Megan Davis on the Issue of Constitutional Recognition

By Thomas Weston The Law Institute of Victoria’s Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch opened with a sobering statistic: In 2015, the gender pay gap in legal services was as great as 34.3%. Dame Roma Mitchell, a pioneer of women’s rights,… Continue Reading

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

Patrick Keyzer La Trobe Law School Australia

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