Indigenous Australian Peoples and the Law (5066LAW)

This course examines contemporary issues that are of importance to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Students will gain an understanding of these issues by examining both past and present laws and policies which continue to impact on Indigenous Australians. This course explores and challenges a number of theoretical and cultural perspectives that impinge upon the relationship between Indigenous Australians and the law. We will also explore the achievements of Indigenous Australians and the obstacles challenging them in their journey towards equality and the recognition of their rights. Throughout this unit, students will be introduced to a diverse and stimulating range of issues reflective of contemporary Indigenous Australia today. This course is also available to students undertaking the Indigenous Studies major within the BA. Pre-requisite: Nil

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Student contribution band


New students (Non-grandfathered students)
Band 4

Grandfathered students
Band 3A

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