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Romgu Dhukarr Dhiyal Australia

Subtitle A meeting of two laws: a cross cultural legal education video in Yolngu Matha

In 2006, legal services from the Top End of the NT travelled to communities in North Eastern Arnhem Land to provide information about key legal issues in the area and evaluate the unmet legal need in the region. It was identified that community members in the region did not have access to legal education about their rights and responsibilities under the Australian legal system in a language and context they understand.

This DVD was developed in response to that need. The DVD was developed in conjunction with Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre, Duduyngu Pty Ltd, local film makers and clan leaders and filmed at Galiwin'ku. The DVD draws on the existing knowledge of structures of Yolngu law and governance in the region to explain foundational concepts about the Australian legal system.

While an intended audience for this DVD is Yolngu people in the region, it is also important that those administering the Australian legal system understand the law and governance perspective of people in the region. This DVD can assist in enhancing cross cultural understandings and respect between the co-existing Yolngu and Balanda systems of law. [Darwin] :NT Legal Aid Commission, 2008. DVD video OCLC: 678683602

CLC/Agency Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
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Area of Law
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Government
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Educational institution
  • Employees
  • Federal government
  • General public
  • Lawyers
  • Local government
  • Rural, Regional or Remote people
  • State government
  • NT
Method of Delivery
  • Video
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 12th March 2015
Contact Position Community Legal Education Officer
Contact Email
Contact Phone 0889993000
Production/Delivery Date 2008
Cost Free
Languages Yolngu Matha
Evaluation Not Stated
Edition 1

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Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre, Duduyngu Pty Ltd, local film makers and clan leaders at Galiwin'ku. Elcho Island, Northern Territory.

Review Date 23rd March 2018

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