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Indigenous Legal Research

Law Reform Commission Reports

There have been several Australian law reform inquiries into indigenous issues, including:

FEDERAL - Australian Law Reform Commission

Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Laws (ALRC Report 31, 1986)

Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws—Improving Legal Frameworks (ALRC Report 117, 2012)

  • This inquiry did not focus only on indigenous people. An information sheet outlines some of the ALRC’s key recommendations that were aimed at better protecting the safety of Indigenous peoples who are experiencing family violence.

Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (ALRC Report 126, 2015)

Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC Report 133, 2018)


Northern Territory Law Reform Committee, Aboriginal Customary Law (Report, 2003)

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, Aboriginal Customary Laws (Project 94, 2006)