The Indigenous Law and Justice Hub ('The Hub') is passionate about community-designed research which is designed to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Hub’s key priorities will be advanced through its research-focussed and clearing-house functions, especially in the areas of justice and treaty, but also engaging broader issues of legal pluralism and Indigenous self-determination. The thematic foci will adapt to changes in Indigenous communities’ priorities and to encompass matters of current interest.

The Hub’s research skills and experience include:


  • Incarceration
  • Over-representation
  • Self-determination
  • Deaths in custody
  • Missing and murdered women and children
  • Juvenile detention


  • Treaty making processes and governing law
  • Design of Indigenous representative institutions
  • Law and jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples
  • Sovereignty and legal pluralism