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.