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Indigenous legal needs project



The Indigenous legal needs project is the first comprehensive analysis of Indigenous civil and family law needs undertaken in Australia.

The aim of the project is to identify and analyse the legal needs of Indigenous communities in non-criminal legal areas such as discrimination, consumer matters, credit and debt, child protection, education, employment, health, housing and wills and estates. Outcomes of the project will inform successful models of legal service delivery.

The project will take place across 32 urban, regional, rural and remote sites around the Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, and runs from February 2011 to February 2014.

This project is an initiative of James Cook University and is funded by the Australian Research Council.

Abstract adapted from James Cook University


Fiona Allison
Senior Research Officer
The Cairns Institute and School of Law
James Cook University
McGregor Road
Smithfield QLD 4878
PO Box 6811
Carins Qld 4870
Ph: (07) 4042 1886

Related publications

Schwartz M, Allison F, Cunneen C (2013)

The civil and family law needs of Indigenous people in Victoria.

Cairns: Cairns Institute


Last updated: 20 July 2015
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