“The most important political office is that of private citizen.”

Louis Brandeis

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Special thanks to the Victorian Law Foundation that have assisted financially and without which this website could not have been produced.

No discussion of activist legal rights is valid without acknowledging the centuries of Aboriginal struggle against genocide and severe political and legal repression in Australia.

All activists in Australia today owe a huge debt to Aboriginal activists throughout our history who fought for basic human rights, social, legal and political change. Aboriginal people were the first in Australia to face the full force of English ‘common law' and this project acknowledges the legacy of Aboriginal activists everywhere.

We invite further contributions and suggestions for future editions. This website is a resource which will develop with experience and contributions.