Conference: Fri 5 Oct – Sat 6 Oct 2012

The University of Notre Dame Australia and the University of Western Australia
Fremantle and Perth, WA

Conference dinner: 7.00pm Fri 5 Oct 2012
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle WA

(including presentation of the Attorney-General’s 2012
Indigenous Professional of the Year Award and
Indigenous Law Student Prize)

The National Indigenous Legal Conference Committee invites you to attend the seventh annual National Indigenous Legal Conference to be held on the 5th and 6th of October in Perth, Western Australia. The conference will be held at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle and the University of Western Australia, Perth.

This year’s conference addresses two key themes, New Approaches to Justice, and Cultural and Natural Resources Management. Within these two main themes, the conference features a number of fascinating sessions, including discussions on the Noongar Claim, Stolen Wages, Joint Management of Country, and Youth Diversionary Programs in criminal justice. The conference also examines the current and highly significant issues of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The program is varied and focused on prospective pathways for Indigenous peoples in Australia, and to this end it specifically focuses on the innovative work being undertaken across diverse areas of practice.

The conference has attracted a number of highly regarded experts in Indigenous law and policy, and promises to give attendees an insight into current and developing strategies in connection with the promotion and protection of Indigenous people’s land, law, culture and country.

Venues and Registration

  • Day One (UNDA): Tannock Hall of Education, Cnr of Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle
  • Day Two (UWA): School of Law, Hackett Drive Entrance 1, Crawley, Perth
  • Final Registrations due Tuesday 2nd October 5pm

More Information

Presented by:


Valued supporters of the 2012 National Indigenous Legal Conference include:

Department of the Attorney General WA Australian Government Attorney-General's Department Law Council of Australia Department of the Attorney General WA Australian Government Attorney-General's Department Law Council of Australia University of Notre Dame University of Western Australia UWA School of Indigenous Studies Nulunga Research Institute The Law Society of Western Australia