27 September 2018
University of New South Wales Law Journal Launch of Thematic Issue on ‘Vulnerability and the Law’ Vol 41(3) 2018
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By Siobhan Ryan
David Woodroffe, Principal Legal Officer for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), says diverting Aboriginal children away from the criminal justice system must be the priority of Northern Territory legal reform.
Child protection was David’s main motivation for entering the legal field, as his father and grandmother were both part of the stolen generation.
“For many Aboriginal lawyers, their family’s history is really what drives them to go into the law,” David said.
The Commission is interested in receiving submissions from interested people and parties about whether this temporary exemption should be granted.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, will be joining the Australian Human Rights Commission for a unique event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) on 1 March, 2018.
The event – a panel discussion on the successes and challenges of the DDA – will be hosted at PwC’s Sydney headquarters and facilitated by ABC broadcaster, Wendy Harmer.