NAAJA contributes to policy and law reform by making submissions and appearing as witnesses in inquiries and consultation processes impacting law and justice issues in the NT. This includes legal policy areas directly impacting our clients and related issues such as broader government policy of housing, employment and welfare, youth detention, alcohol and health.
Our work in making submissions and appearing as witnesses:
- Draws on the authority and cultural authority of an Aboriginal Board comprising representatives from across the Northern Territory;
- Is consistent with our meaningful commitment to developing culturally competency [Venjie – link this to the page noted below].
- Connects with the input of experts, professionals and front-line workers across our criminal, youth and civil law practices and programs such as Throughcare and Community Legal Education.
The following is a list of our submissions:
NAAJA also contributes to a significant number of committees and consultation processes for external bodies including legal professional bodies, government agencies and law reform bodies.