The Australian Jury in Black & White: Barriers to Indigenous representation on juries

Professor Jill Hunter and Ms Sharleigh Crittenden2023

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This report reviews claims that Indigenous Australians are under-represented on contemporary juries. Its aim is to identify the major legal and process-linked barriers to First Nations people accessing equal jury franchise and to this end, it draws on existing literature, law reform reports, statistics, case law and legislation to determine how and why (and if) this under-representation exists and to explore strategies for change for closing this particular gap. On occasions, given the lack of statistical data on the topic, the report draws on credible anecdote.

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