Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited

Law Matters Program 13, 18th May 2011

Dr. Mark Bin Bakar

Former National Indigenous Person of the Year, former WA Australian of the Year and a finalist in this month’s WA Citizen of the Year Awards.

Known to many as the creator of Mary G,  Mark is also the Director of the Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation and he speaks with us on Law Matters in his capacity as a community advocate.

Peter Collins ALSWA Director of Legal Services

Joins us to discuss the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the justice system in WA and we let you know how you can find out more about Law Week (2011 theme being Law and Justice in your Community – information on Law Week available at www.lawsocietywa.asn.au ).

Peter Collins (as ALSWA Returning Officer) will also let you know about the ALSWA Elections which are on from 23-27 May 2011.

Tracey Lee Edwards Kurongkurl Katijin

To coincide with Law Week 2011, Gail Barrow and Tracey Lee Edwards from Kurongkurl Katijin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, Edith Cowan University, have compiled  an ‘Indigenous Timeline Fact Sheet’ that features some of the significant legal developments affecting Indigenous Australians. You can print out your own Indigenous Timeline Fact Sheet from www.kk.ecu.edu.au

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