Lockhart River crash compensation a big win for Indigenous justice

Galloway, Kate (2012) Lockhart River crash compensation a big win for Indigenous justice. The Conversation, 6 November 2012.

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[Extract] A couple of weeks ago, Justice Henry of the Queensland Supreme Court handed down judgement in favour of the families of five people killed in the tragic Lockhart River plane crash in 2005. The court awarded the maximum compensation of $500,000 to four families, and $388,255.20 to the fifth family.

The decision is obviously important for these families, who have been waiting to resolve compensation now for many years. However the case also dealt with a number of issues relevant more broadly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the law.

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Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: law; Indigenous people
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The Conversation is the blog of academics and researchers and is available at http://theconversation.edu.au (22 November 2012)

Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 03:28
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