Helen Bishop


This is the second part of a two-part article adapted from a research paper. The author’s research looked at the question: Could ADR processes be used to assist Indigenous Australians overcome abject disadvantage and solve problems concerning themselves? She identified five themes from her research to construct a picture of how Indigenous people might be more involved in decisions concerning their own lives: (1) natural justice; (2) alternative dispute resolution; (3) culturally effective communication; (4) policy framework; and (5) moving forward.

Part 1 of this article discussed themes (1) to (4). In this part she suggests how Indigenous Australians might be able to move forward and overcome their problems.