Child Protection Permanency Planning Policy Consultation

ALSWA provided this submission to the WA Department of Child Protection (DCP) to provide substantive practical considerations and feedback on DCP’s draft Permanency Planning Policy. In the submission, ALSWA welcomed the development of the Permanency Planning Policy whilst noting the importance of effective implementation which would require

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The Doctrine of Discovery

19 November 2010, University of New South Wales National Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Conference Presented by Ms. Tammy Solonec, Managing Solicitor Law and Advocacy Unit, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) and Mr Les Malezer, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA).    The Indigenous

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The Doctrine of Discovery

19 November 2010, University of New South Wales National Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Conference Presented by Ms. Tammy Solonec, Managing Solicitor Law and Advocacy Unit, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) and Mr Les Malezer, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA).    The Indigenous

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Intervention on the Right to Participate in Decision-Making

ALSWA drafted and delivered the Joint Intervention by the Indigenous Peoples Organisations of Australia during the Third Session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) in Geneva in July 2010 on Agenda Item 3: ‘The Right to Participate in Decision-Making’. The

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Prohibited Behaviour Orders Bill (WA) 2010

ALSWA provided this submission to members of the Western Australian Parliament to contribute to the debate against the Prohibited Behaviour Orders Bill (WA) 2010. In the submission, ALSWA strongly opposed the introduction of the Bill and submitted that existing penalties and offences in the Western Australian criminal

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Review of the Bail Act 1982 (WA)

ALSWA prepared this submission in response to a review of the Bail Act 1982 (WA) being undertaken by the WA Department of the Attorney General. The review was prompted by Coronial comments arising from the Inquest into the death of Mr Ward. In its submission, ALSWA provided

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Joint ATSILS Response Australian Government Draft UPR

This submission was prepared in response to the Australian Government’s draft National Report to the United Nation’s (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS), who are listed in the submission. The UPR offers the Australian Government a unique opportunity

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