This topic explores the relationship between Indigenous peoples in Australia and national and international public legal systems. Students will begin by engaging with Indigenous legal and governance structures, the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures articulate law, the legal frameworks within which British colonialism operated, and the legal impacts of colonialism on Indigenous peoples following invasion.
Building upon these foundations, students will examine issues in public law and their relationship with the history, cultures, and contemporary lives of Indigenous peoples in Australia, including:
This topic aims to:
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