This edition publishes five papers and the abstracts (some with details of where further information about the presentation topic can be found) from the Second National Rural and Regional Law and Justice Conference. Academic researchers, policy makers, practitioners, service providers and representatitves from non-government organisations come together at the conference to consider and discuss law and justice issues confronting rural and regional Australia. Presentations covered a broad range of issues, including legal services and legal practice in rural and regional communities, legal education, management of conflict and broader issues of rural services, rural opportunity and Indigenous inclusion. Like the presentations at the conference, the papers in this special edition present a critical analysis of the identified problems, and focus on debating solutions which might deliver improved social justice outcomes for rural and regional communities.

Table of Contents


Editorial for the Special Edition 2012 PDF
Amanda Kennedy


Centre-periphery tensions in legal theory and practice: can law and lawyers resist urban imperialism? PDF
Kim Economides
Mining, regional Australia and the economic multiplier PDF
Paul Cleary
"Fit in or F#$@ off": the (non) disclosure of sexual harassment in rural workplaces PDF
Skye Saunders, Patricia Lynn Easteal
‘Placing’ the other: final year law students’ ‘imagined’ experience of rural and regional practice within the law school context PDF
Trish Karen Mundy
Business structures and sustainable regional legal practice: the use of incorporated legal practices by regional, rural and remote legal practitioners PDF
Caroline Lydia Hart
Program and Abstracts - Second National Rural and Regional Law and Justice Conference PDF
Miriam Verbeek