Aboriginal and
Torres Strait
Islander justice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to experience a range of injustices, despite efforts to help close the reconciliation gap in health, income and living standards between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

We believe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights are worth actively fighting for. Maurice Blackburn has assisted members of the Stolen Generation to make applications for compensation under statutory regimes, in addition to assisting claimants to make Freedom of Information requests for records relating to their removal and housing. 

We also successfully challenged the Commonwealth Government and the Northern Land Council over plans for a radioactive waste dump on Indigenous land in the Northern Territory known as Muckaty Station. Our Social Justice practice is also actively searching further avenues to assist the Indigenous community with public interest litigation.

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Muckaty station nuclear waste dump

Maurice Blackburn filed a legal challenge against the Commonwealth Government and the Northern Land Council in June 2010 over plans for a radioactive waste dump on Indigenous land in the Northern Territory. 

 

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Stolen Generation compensation payments

Maurice Blackburn has assisted members of the Stolen Generation to make applications for compensation under statutory regimes and has assisted claimants to make Freedom of Information requests for records relating to their removal and housing.

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Maurice Blackburn Reconciliation Action Plan

As Australia’s leading social justice law firm, Maurice Blackburn’s Reconciliation Action Plan is critical in implementing our firm’s fundamental values. It builds upon our firm’s proud history of engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to promote reconciliation.

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