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From Crisis to Crime: the Escalation of Civil and Family Law Issues to Criminal Matters in Aboriginal Communities in NSW

Indigenous Law Bulletin
Volume 7 Issue 15 (Nov/Dec 2009)

Abstract: The recent escalation of civil and family law issues to criminal matters in Aboriginal communities in New South Wales (NSW) and ways in which they are being handled by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services (ATSILS) are discussed. Research has shown that there appears to be an almost universal lack of understanding about what civil law is.

To cite this article: Schwartz, Melanie and Cunneen, Chris. From Crisis to Crime: the Escalation of Civil and Family Law Issues to Criminal Matters in Aboriginal Communities in NSW [online]. Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 15, Nov/Dec 2009: 18-21. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=984162943254101;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1328-5475. [cited 25 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Schwartz, Melanie; Cunneen, Chris; Source: Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 15, Nov/Dec 2009: 18-21 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1328-5475 Subject: Civil law; Criminal law; Domestic relations; Aboriginal Australians--Social conditions; Aboriginal Australians--Legal status, laws, etc.; Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Database: Indigenous Collection