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Ch 2. Demographic characteristics of service users

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Indigenous Australians

This section presents information about the proportion of inquiries to the different legal assistance services from Indigenous Australians, and the nature of their legal problems.

Services with available data are Legal Aid NSW Advice Service, Legal Aid NSW Duty Solicitor Service and NSW Community Legal Centres.

The report does not include data from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service or Wirringa Baiya Women's Legal Centre.

For more information

Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council, <>.

Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council, Driving Offences and Aboriginal People: Stage 1: Offence Targeting Project, 2003,<$FILE/Aboriginal+people+%26+driving+Licence+offences.PDF>.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Annual Report,.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Indigenous Social Survey, Cat. No. 4714.0, ABS, Canberra, 2004.

Australian Institute of Criminology, Trends in the Imprisonment of Indigenous People in Australia, AIC, Canberra, 2000.

Goodstone, Alexis and Dr. Patricia Ranald, Discrimination ..... Have You Got All Day? Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Sydney, 2001.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, A statistical overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Australia, 2004 <>

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Publications and Statistics by Subject—Aboriginality, <>.


Scott, S, Eyland, A , Gray, A, Zhou, A & Coumarelos, C 2004, Data digest, a compendium of services usage data from NSW legal assistance and dispute resolution services 1999-2002, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney, 2004