In The Australian, 12 July 1999 Pat Dodson is quoted as saying that “there has not been any real hand of friendship coming from the Government.” David Nason and Penelope Green “Apology? Don't hold your breath.”
Magarey, Kirsty and Moore, Tim, “Indigenous Peoples’ legal issues via Internet.”
The Council had discovered that the reports were out of print and that the master disk copies had been lost and arranged for all 97 volumes of the report to be made electronically available using optical character recognition and scanning technology. The report was then published on CD-ROM and on the AustLII site.
For more information about the early development of the project see Kirsty Magarey and Tim Moore “Indigenous People's issues via Internet.”
Including inter alia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC); The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC); the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC); The National Indigenous Working Group (NIWG); National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT).
See Chung, Philip “In defence of plain HTML for law: AustLII's approach to standards” forthcoming in Law via the Internet ‘99 Conference Proceedings; for a more detailed discussion of definitions and guidelines for accessibility; see also <http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/> (as at 10 July 1999).
For more information on AustLII's work in relation to improving community access to legal information see Madeleine Davis “AustLII's role in Community Legal Information: an indexer's perspective” forthcoming in Law via the Internet ‘99 Conference proceedings.
Where appropriate, the index structure will also alert the user to resources on AustLII's databases under the various subject headings.
See Greenleaf, Graham “Solving the problems of finding law on the web: World Law and DIAL” forthcoming in Law via the Internet ‘99: Conference Proceedings.
McCorquodale, John, Aborigines and the Law: a Digest Aboriginal Studies Press, 1987.
See for example, the Time line provided by Mick Dodson in his fifth report as Social Justice Commissioner, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner - Fifth Report, 1997, also the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation “Timeline of Little and Not so Little Known Facts” at <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/rsjproject/rsjlibrary/car/Timeline.html> (as at 15 July 1999).
Ben Ward & Ors v State of Western Australia & Ors  FCA 1478 <http://www. austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/federal_ct/1998/1478.html> (as at 14 July 1999).
A general aversion to the excessive use of graphics on Internet sites has been documented by K Brown and C Degenhart, “Web Graphic Design: It's Not What You Think,” Web Review, 1998, <http://webreview.com/wr/pub/web98east/24/spooltut.html> (as at 14 July 1999). Brown and Degenhart site studies which show that “some graphics can directly annoy users” and that “they often cover animations with their hands to better see the text they seek.” The experience in remote communities was that users were more often “paralysed,” waiting for the graphic to disappear or asking for instructions for how to remove it. On this problem see also Jacob Nielsen's Top Ten Mistakes in Web desigen <http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9605.html> (as at 15 July 1999).
For discussion of this see John Hobson “Strategies for Building an Indigenous Australian cybercommunity: the KooriNet Project” presented at the 1997 Fulbright Symposium: Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World, July 24-27, Darwin. <http://mail.koori.usyd.edu.au/fulbright.html/> (as at 12 July 1999); for an analysis of the issues in indigenous presence on the Internet and in particular an analysis of the distinction between site produced by indigenous people and sites about indigenous people see “Where are all the Aboriginal Home Pages? The current Australian Indigenous presence on the WWW” Paper presented at the Fifth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference, 14 October 1997, Alice Springs. <http://mail.koori.usyd.edu.au/lern/default.html> (as at 14 July 1999).