This interdisciplinary unit engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of social and legal systems from invasion/colonisation to the present day. Beginning with the global historical context, the unit traces the ongoing struggle for Indigenous justice from the violent colonial frontier to the era of social media. The unit explores issues including Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice, Indigenous ownership of intellectual and cultural property, and treaty negotiations at the local and national levels. Where appropriate, comparisons are drawn from the experience of Indigenous people in other places.
|Unit name||Indigenous Justice Issues|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||History and Classics|Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Mr Joseph Haddon|Doctor Michael Guerzoni|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Analyse and compare Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems through critical review
- Evaluate historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law through case studies and examples
- Discuss and appraise contexts in which these themes are explored within Indigenous Justice Issues
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
|Assessment||Take-home exam (30%)|Review Essay (20%)|Essay (40%)|Participation (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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