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dc.contributor.authorLoban, Heron
dc.description.abstractThis article identifies language as a key issue for Indigenous consumer protection in Australia. It is an issue that has received little attention despite the reporting of a number of cases where language has played a key role in the formation and validity of consumer contracts with Indigenous people. In particular, Aboriginal English has proven to be a central issue. The primary aim of this paper is to look at the need for a greater focus on language in Indigenous consumer protection. In considering this need the paper will firstly discuss how language has been recognised as relevant in respect of Indigenous people's experience of the legal system in Australia. It will then examine the consumer law cases involving Indigenous people and the role that language has played in those cases. Finally, it will briefly suggest some strategies that may act to mitigate the negative impact of language on the protection of Indigenous consumers, and, in doing so help guard Indigenous people's consumer rights.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Australian Indigenous Issues
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Archaeology
dc.titleLanguage matters: An emerging issue for Indigenous Consumer Rights
dc.typeJournal article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLoban, H, Language matters: An emerging issue for Indigenous Consumer Rights, Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 2014, 17 (2), pp. 25-25
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