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Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs
Title
Aboriginal legal aid : report, July 1980 / House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs
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N 328.94 AUS
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Canberra : Government Printer, 1980
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272
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ABORIGINAL LEGAL AID House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs 1
ABORIGINAL LEGAL AID REPORT OK THE HOUSE OE REPRESENTATIVES STANDING committee on aboriginae affairs 3
Contents 9
Recommendations 14
1. Introduction 21
2. The Special Needs of Aboriginals for Legal Aid 27
3. Statistics 37
4. Development of the Aboriginal Legal Services 44
5. Why a Separate Aboriginal Legal Service? 49
6. Aboriginals and the Criminal Law 56
7. Aboriginal Children and the Law 81
8. Aboriginal—Police Relations 92
9. Aboriginals and the Civil Law 105
10. Aboriginal Customary Law and Legal Aid 119
11. Aboriginals and Welfare—the Role of the Aboriginal Legal Services 128
12. Community Legal Education 136
13. Alternative Legal Services 141
14. Community Participation in the Delivery of Aboriginal Legal Aid 151
15. Aboriginal Legal Service Staff and Training 171
16. Funding 183
17. National Co-ordination 202
18. Government Policy on Aboriginal Legal Aid 207
Dissent by Mr A. C. Holding MP, Mr S. J. West MP, and Mr J. S. Dawkins MP. 225
APPENDIX 1 WITNESSES 227
APPENDIX 2 REVIEW OF OPERATIONS OF THE ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICES IN N.S.W. TERMS OF REFERENCE 234
APPENDIX 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population, Capital Cities and State/Territory balances (1976 National Census of Population and Housing and Projection to June 1980) 235
APPENDIX 4 POPULATION OF NON-METROPOLITAN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES(a),* SECOND HALF OF 1978p. 236
APPENDIX 5 NEW SOUTH WALES BUREAU OF CRIME STATISTICS AND RESEARCH— ‘ABORIGINAL’ TOWNS SURVEYS 237
APPENDIX 6 ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE BOUNDARIES & OFFICES 238
APPENDIX 7 Aboriginal Legal Services’ Staff, May 1980 239
APPENDIX 8 Table of Grants made to and amounts requested by Aboriginal Legal Services 1972-73 to 1979-80* (Amounts requested shown in brackets) 242
APPENDIX 9 CRIMINAL CHARGES, NEW SOUTH WALES, 1975 AND 1978 243
APPENDIX 10 CHARGES PROCEEDED WITH AND DECIDED IN MAGISTRATES’ COURTS(a), WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 12 MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 1973 TO 1976 244
APPENDIX II CASES FINALISED BY THE CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL LEGAL AID SERVICE BY NATURE OF MATTER, 1973 TO MID-1979 246
APPENDIX 12 PENALTIES FOR DRUNKENNESS BY AREA, NEW SOUTH WALES, 1978 247
APPENDIX 13 PRISONERS IN GAOL ON THE NIGHT OF 30 JUNE 1977, WESTERN AUSTRALIA 248
APPENDIX 14 ABORIGINALS AND NON-ABORIGINALS IN PRISON, MAJOR OFFENCES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 30 JUNE 1976 249
APPENDIX 15 STUDY OF THE CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL LEGAL AID SERVICE LTD, 1973 TO MID-1979 250
APPENDIX 16 INTERROGATION OF SUSPECTS 252
APPENDIX 17 255
APPENDIX 18 AUSTRALIAN LEGAL AID OFFICE BREAKDOWN OF APPLICATIONS APPROVED 1978-79 258
APPENDIX 19 ANALYSIS OF COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE ON ABORIGINAL LEGAL AID 1970-71 TO 1979-80 ($’000) 259
APPENDIX 20 ANALYSIS OF ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICES’ PER CAPITA EXPENDITURE 1978-79 260
APPENDIX 21 ANALYSIS OF ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICES ESTIMATED COST PER CASE, 1978-79 261
APPENDIX 22 THE ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE PROGRAM 262
APPENDIX 23 ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICES—INTERIM CHARTER 264
APPENDIX 24 Department of Aboriginal Affairs’ Staff Numbers as at 30th June 1973-79 272

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