Michael Kirby …..everything is surprising in my life !

9th Nov 2015

One of Australia’s most respected legal minds has rejected suggestions that British Law has been a major contributing factor to impact on the plight of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since the time of colonization.

Retired High Court Judge Michael Kirby ….Australia’s longest serving judge says while British Common Law is the foundation of Australian law, for a very long time most Australian laws have been made in Australia.

Mr Kirby who is currently in North Korea examining human rights abuses says no country is now outside of the scrutiny of the world community and the United Nations will this week be looking closely at Australia’s treatment of Aboriginal people and refugees