Jurrah arrives for assault hearing

Jul 22, 2012 Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

THE bitterness that underlies the affairs of central Australia's Warlpiri people is less of a mystery to the man assigned to defend AFL footballer Liam Jurrah, than it is to most Australians.

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Glen Waverley, Australia

#1 Jul 22, 2012
I guess Palawa is no longer on this forum to comment on these affairs. Sounds very complex, Jurrah was apparently playing a role as family head to settle a dispute traditional style. Does the local judicial system apply or is it a matter for the aboriginal courts?

Adelaide, Australia

#2 Aug 2, 2012
Swinging a machete at somebody while blind drunk is not traditional style, and aborigines dont have a court.

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