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The Blurred Borders Project

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Many culturally connected Aboriginal communities span the Northern Territory/Western Australia border. Different laws apply on each side of the border, which can create confusion about the law for local Aboriginal people. The aim of Blurred Borders is to produce resource kits for legal and community service providers working with Aboriginal people in the NT/WA cross-border region. The resource kits use visual art and storytelling to help explain, in a culturally accessible way, the key legal concepts around bail and the criminal process, and family violence. These resources are also helpful for non-Aboriginal people and have been used with CALD individuals and those with cognitive impairments.

CLC/Agency Legal Aid WA
URL http://
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Area of Law
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Arrest, bail and going to court
  • Children and young people
  • Courts
  • Crime and offences
  • Family law and relationships
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Going to court
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • Police powers
  • Prisoners
  • Victims
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children and young people
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Educational institution
  • General public
  • Health service
  • Homeless people
  • Lawyers
  • Men
  • New Arrivals and/or Refugees
  • Older persons
  • Parents
  • People experiencing a mental illness
  • People experiencing family or domestic violence
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People with a disability
  • People with a substance abuse problem
  • Prisoners
  • Rural, Regional or Remote people
  • State government
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • NT
  • WA
Method of Delivery
  • Audio
  • Campaign
  • Community consultation
  • Establish network
  • Media campaign
  • Public Event
  • Publication
  • Research, survey or needs analysis
  • Translation or work with interpreters
  • Website, social media or application
  • Workshop/s, seminar or forum
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 14th December 2018
Contact Person Jane Stewart
Contact Position Director of Legal Practice Development Division
Contact Email
Contact Phone 08 9261 6317
Production/Delivery Date The project was launched in July 2018 but developm
Cost N/A
Languages o Fitzroy Valley Kriolo Kukutjao Resources are designed to be easily translated into Aboriginal languages
Evaluation Yes
Edition 1

This project is ongoing and more resources are currently being developed. We are working to provide access to more resources through the project website and also to make the website more interactive. We expect to have resources available regardin

Delivery Link http://
Sponsor / Partner Agencies

o North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), Katherine o Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission o North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service (NAAFLS), Katherine o Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service (KWILS), Katherine o Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) o Aboriginal Family Law Services (AFLS) o Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS) o Department of Communities o Commonwealth Government Attorney-General's Department

Review Date 14th December 2019

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