LAWS 2007 First Peoples and the Australian Legal System
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200944
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Description First Peoples and the Australian Legal System provides students with a grounding in the central legal issues associated with the historical and contemporary interaction of First Peoples with the Australian legal system.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Equivalent Subjects LAWS 2009 - Indigenous Australians and the Law
- Critically examine historical and contemporary legal and social policies affecting First Peoples and the Australian legal system.
- Evaluate the impact of the Australian legal system on First Peoples and their laws.
- Critically evaluate an aspect of law, policy or practice in relation to First Peoples and the Australian legal system.
- Communicate clearly and persuasively.
The Law of the Colonisers: - Histories and Government Policies - Genocide
The Law of the Colonisers: - Histories and Government Policies - Assimilation and stolen generations
Land and Culture: - Land rights - Native Title - Cultural heritage and intellectual property
Equality: - Racial Discrimination - Criminal Justice - Child Welfare
Autonomy and the Future: - Indigenous Governance - Self-determination - Reconciliation
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Research paper||2,500 words||50||N||Individual|
|Take home examination||2,500 words||50||N||Individual|
- Larissa Behrendt et al, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Relations (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2018)