Phoebe McIlwraith is a Bundjalung and Worimi Saltwater writer based on Gadigal/Wangal Country. She is a fifth year Bachelor of Laws, Diploma of Legal Practice and Honours student at the University of Newcastle.
No Investigation and No Justice: An interview with solicitor Karen Iles’ on her police accountability campaign
More often than not, police deepen inequality in Aboriginal peoples’ lives by either unnecessarily intervening, or by failing the victims of crime they claim to be protecting. Phoebe Mcilwraith interviews Karen Iles (Dharug) about her demand for justice in a country where police continue to fail Black women and children.
Stand Back Waleed: Sovereignty is more complex than an oath
The danger of Aly’s assertions is that it oversimplifies a very complex notion in political and legal philosophy and, by reducing the act of ceding sovereignty to a singular oath, it reveals a lack of critical insight to what sovereignty can mean and how it can operate for First Nations peoples.