The Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program (ICCLAP) aims to increase the inclusion of Indigenous cultural competency in legal education. This will improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outcomes in law as well as developing Indigenous cultural competency in all students. This will lead to better legal service delivery for Indigenous communities in the long term.
ICCLAP is a cross institutional project involving five universities including the University of New England, University of Technology (Sydney), RMIT University, Australian National University, and Queensland University of Technology. The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
On 3 December 2020, the Council of Australian Law Deans issued a statement on systemic discrimination and structural bias against First Nations Peoples. This statement is a positive affirmation of the role that law schools can play in contributing to addressing institutional racism through their core activities of teaching, research and service. The statement is available at
In 2019 Winkiku Rrumbaingi NT Indigenous Lawyers Aboriginal Corporation hosted the 14th National Indigenous Legal Conference, True Justice: Integrating Indigenous Perspective – held in conjunction with the 1st Indigenous Health Justice Conference. Joining the two conferences provided an excellent opportunity to explore the intersections of health, law and justice issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, and also to showcase First Peoples expertise and excellence in the delivery of community controlled legal and health services.Read more
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Department for Education and Training. The views in this project do not necessary reflect the views of the Australian Government Department for Education and Training.
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