My hunger to become immersed in the coalface of the law found me in this most eclectic of working environments; contemplating legal principles, defending the rights and interests of the first Australians, recollecting Maralinga and the A bomb tests whilst punctuated by rainy day music in the back
Adelaide Barrister and Mediator, Andrew Collett, has worked with Aboriginal people for his entire career, and this is a milestone not to be taken lightly.
The Aurora Project encompasses a broad range of Indigenous affairs initiatives. At its forefront the Project offers an Internship Program hosted by various organisations including Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) for law and anthropology students and graduates interested in native titl
The Aurora Native Title Internship is a program that was established to assist organisations and practitioners working in the under-resourced field of native title, and more broadly Indigenous affairs.
Experiencing the life and times of a barrister
My six-week Aurora internship placement was with Andrew Collett, a local Adelaide Barrister. When I signed up for the Aurora Internship Program, I thought my internship would directly and solely relate to native title claims.
In their Discussion Paper 82 on the Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) the ALRC stated that the law of native title is complex, it requires ‘progressively technical interpretation’, has high evidentiary burdens, requires high levels of resources, often takes many years and that reforms are
As an intern from Adelaide who had previously interned in Darwin with the Aurora Internship Program, I must admit to some initial disappointment when I was first proposed for a placement in my own town.
Today is the final day of my six week internship at the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) in Adelaide through the Aurora Project Internship Program.
The Aurora Internship Program provides legal, anthropological, and other social science internships twice a year in summer and winter. It was originally set up primarily to address the professional development needs of lawyers in the area of native title but has developed into a Program that sup