I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to complete an Aurora Native Title internship during 18 January 2012 – 24 February 2012. Whilst I was based in the Native Title Services (NTSCORP) head office at Redfern, I was doing work for the National Native Title Council (NNTC) and NTSCORP.
Aurora was established in 2006 to address the professional development needs of lawyers at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs). Aurora is focussed on increasing recruitment and retention of staff working at NTRBs.
I was fortunate enough to be chosen for the Aurora Native Title Internship Program this July. The Aurora Project was established in response to the report on the professional development needs of the lawyers working for Native Title Representatives Bodies (NTRBs).
Throwing Light on a Dark Past of Injustice
The Aurora Project was established in 2006 following Richard Potok’s ‘Report into the Professional Development Needs of NTRB Lawyers’ in April 2005 which identified the recruitment and retention of in-house lawyers as two critical stumbling blocks for Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs).
The 10th December 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of Paul Keating’s ‘Redfern speech’ which is still considered one of the most important addresses in Australia’s history.
As part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, I arrived for my Aurora winter internship at the NTSCORP office in Redfern – the Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) for New South Wales and the ACT – with little idea of what to expect, having had no experience in native title and only a
Newsletter Article for the Public Interest Law Internship
I have always had an interest in environmental, planning, native title and resource law that has extended beyond just the pure academics and into some of the social aspects and outcomes that these laws create.
It was an overwhelmingly positive experience undertaking an Aurora internship at NTSCORP as part of the Aurora Internship Program. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but the work has been educational and inspiring, to say the least.