Indigenous Legal Issues
The Law Council established its first Aboriginal Justice Committee in 1991, to advise the Council on issues affecting Indigenous Australians. In 2000, the Committee was abolished and replaced by an Indigenous Legal Issues Committee (ILIC) in 2001. The ILIC continues to advise the Law Council on legal and policy matters affecting Indigenous Australians.1
The Law Council is an active proponent and advocate for the legal rights of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.
For any queries in relation to the Law Council's work on Indigenous legal issues, contact John Farell, John.Farrell@lawcouncil.asn.au.
1 Note on terminology: The Law Council, in its submissions and publications, refers to Indigenous Australians; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. The Law Council acknowledges that Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders comprise many distinct, separate and diverse cultures, tribal groups and nations. The Law Council recognises the diversity of the cultures, languages, kinship structures and ways of life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.