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Law Reforming Lawyers and Aboriginal Social Controls: The Case of the Western Australian Aboriginal Communities ACT

Brady, Margaret


The proclamation of the Aboriginal Communities Act 1979 (WA) ('Act') made it possible for Aboriginal community councils to make and enforce by-laws in an attempt to limit civil disobedience and to enable them to regulate matters of concern to Aboriginal people on their own lands. A bylaw only applies within the boundaries of the community and can only be made by a unanimous vote of all council members. Initially the Act was restricted to two Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley region (La...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Indigenous Law Review


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