Reflections

Sophie Dembski

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2012

Last year, I finally applied for a legal internship via The Aurora Native Title Internship Program; something I had always planned to do throughout my combined degrees, yet somehow never seemed to get around to it.

Charlotte Buckton

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2011

Justice statistics in the Northern Territory are startling. There is a vast discrepancy between the number of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people serving custodial sentences.

Emma Wical

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2011

Land councils and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs organisations are employers of anthropologists.

Hana Marjanac

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2011

When I realised that I had been given the opportunity to leave Sydney during one of the coldest and wettest winters in many years to spend five weeks in 30 degree Darwin, I was pretty excited.

Tim Farhall

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2011

‘Why would you work for the defence?’ the prosecutor demands to know across the bar table. ‘Representing drunks, rapists and wife beaters. Come work for the prosecution, we’re the good guys.’ He’s about my age, he’s smug, and he’s trying to put our client in jail. He smirks.

MaryAnne Brady

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2010

Aboriginal land rights and native title law are not considered mainstream areas of law and are therefore often overlooked as potential areas of practice by law students.

Liam Meagher

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2010

The state of Aboriginal affairs is impossible to avoid in the Northern Territory. Whilst throughout most areas of Southern Australia, one can happily ignore such issues, I found out quickly that few people in the Territory can or do.

Hilbert Wienekamp

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2010

Working for the Northern Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA, www.naaja.org.au ) in Darwin for just over three months has been both a challenge and a privilege. Above all, it was an exciting and rewarding experience.

Natascha Sommer

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2009

Spending six weeks working in a Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) is enough time to realise just how much work there is to be done and how few hours there are in one day to get through it. The job of a lawyer at the NTRB is very diverse and rewarding.