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Rights versus reality : the difficulty of providing 'access to English' in Queensland Courts

Lauchs, Mark Adam (2010) Rights versus reality : the difficulty of providing 'access to English' in Queensland Courts. School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , Queensland.

Abstract

This report was developed out of a Legal Practitioner on Trust Account Fund grant from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Queensland, to review the Aboriginal English in the Courts Handbook. Judges, Magistrates, barristers and court staff were interviewed about the Handbook. The findings extend beyond Aboriginal English into access to English in Queensland Courts. Recommendations are made about language difficulties faced by witnessed and the ability to the courts to respond to them.

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ID Code: 38933
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Aboriginal English, witness, language services, Courts
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Courts and Sentencing (160203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages (200319)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Mark Lauchs & Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2010 07:30
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 01:00

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