The Civil and Family Law Needs of Indigenous People in Western Australia

Allison, F, Schwartz, M and Cunneen, C (2014) The Civil and Family Law Needs of Indigenous People in Western Australia, Cairns: James Cook University

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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: 2014

Abstract

This reports presents key findings and recommendations of research conducted in 2012-2014 by the Indigenous Legal Needs Project (ILNP) in Western Australia. The ILNP aims broadly and on a national level to: identify and analyze the legal needs of Indigenous communities in non-criminal areas of law (including discrimination, housing and tenancy, child protection, employment, credit and debt, wills and estates, and consumer-related matters); and provide an understanding of how legal service delivery might work more effectively to address identified civil and family law needs of Indigenous communities.

Keywords: Indigenous Australians, Family and Civil Law, Western Australia, Access to Justice

Suggested Citation

Allison, Fiona and Schwartz, Melanie and Cunneen, Chris, The Civil and Family Law Needs of Indigenous People in Western Australia (2014). Allison, F, Schwartz, M and Cunneen, C (2014) The Civil and Family Law Needs of Indigenous People in Western Australia, Cairns: James Cook University. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2657328 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2657328

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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