'That's Discrimination!' Indigenous Peoples' Experiences of Discrimination in the Northern Territory

Allison F, Schwartz M & Cunneen C. 2013. 'That's Discrimination!' Indigenous Peoples' Experiences of Discrimination in the Northern Territory. Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(5), 8-12.

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-15

5 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2013 Last revised: 29 Mar 2015

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Fiona Allison

James Cook University - Cairns Campus

Melanie Schwartz

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Chris Cunneen

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney; University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This article discusses the issue of discrimination emerging from the Indigenous Legal Needs Project's (ILNP) research in the Northern Territory (NT). The ILNP research found discrimination to be a pervasive problem in the NT. It is suggested that without having recourse to challenge incidents of discrimination, Indigenous peoples are left vulnerable to responding in ways that leave them in danger of contact with the criminal justice system. Limited access to justice further gives rise to a raft of additional legal and other problems.

Keywords: Discrimination, Indigenous Australians, Northern Territory

Suggested Citation

Allison, Fiona and Schwartz, Melanie and Cunneen, Chris, 'That's Discrimination!' Indigenous Peoples' Experiences of Discrimination in the Northern Territory (2013). Allison F, Schwartz M & Cunneen C. 2013. 'That's Discrimination!' Indigenous Peoples' Experiences of Discrimination in the Northern Territory. Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(5), 8-12.; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2368681

Fiona Allison

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

Melanie Schwartz

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney ( email )

15 Broadway, Ultimo
PO Box 123
Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

PO Box 6811
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

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