Access to Justice for Aboriginal People in the Northern Territory
Australian Journal of Social Issues, Forthcoming.
21 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last revised: 1 May 2015
Date Written: 2014
The article discusses research in the Northern Territory on Aboriginal civil and family law needs. It is based on focus group discussions and interviews with legal services providers and other associated organisations. The article argues that key areas of legal need involve discrimination, housing, child protection, social security, credit/debt and consumer law problems. The article argues that welfare conditionality, particularly as embodied in the NT Intervention and subsequent Stronger Futures policies, has exacerbated the need for legal assistance and advocacy for Aboriginal people.
Keywords: Access to justice, Aboriginal people, Welfare conditionality
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