Stories from the frontline of indigenous justice

Palm Island

When Cathy McLennan graduated from law her first posting was to the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Aid Service where within days she found herself dealing with a murder case. More followed as did a constant stream of cases of children jailed for petty offences. Her experiences  form the basis of Saltwater, a book which lays out the true stories of a legal system not able to deal with the real problems many  indigenous children face.

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