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In September 2019 the Nulungu Research Institute hosted 20 judges from the District Court of Western Australia (WA) and five justices of the Supreme Court of WA at the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) Broome Campus for a cultural immersion experience and judicial conference. The program included an overnight trip to Karajarri country and a visit to the Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community (formerly La Grange Mission). The aim was to provide the judicial officers with an insight into the contexts of Aboriginal people living in remote parts of the Kimberley, and to offer tailored professional development sessions to assist them in their work with Aboriginal people. This paper provides the background and an overview of the program, portions of the feedback we received from the participants, and plans for extension of this initiative into the future.
Dwyer, Anna; Morgan, Maria; and Kennedy, Gillian, "Mapu Kungulu, Mapu Ngarlu, Mapu Muwarr Wakajku (Open Mind, Good Feeling, Good Talk and Business for All of Us): District and Supreme Court Judges' Conference, 11-14 September 2019" (2020). Nulungu Insights. 5.