Resources

Tools

“Plain English Legal Dictionary”
by the Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS), Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) and North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA).

“Murrinh tetemanthay ngarra murrinh law kardu bamam thangunu”
Difficult words that come from non-Aboriginal law Murrinhpatha — English Legal Glossary, By Dr Lysbeth Ford and Dominic McCormack LLB (updated June 2011)

“Checklist to guide engagement with Indigenous peoples”
(Note:- See Ch. 3(2) – Ensuring the effective participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in decision making that affects us)

“Handy Tips When Using Interpreters”
by Dominic McCormack.


Articles

“The Murrinh-patha Legal Glossary: A Bridge Between Laws”
A Paper prepared by Dr Lysbeth Ford, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Darwin, NT, Australia; and Dominic McCormack, LLB, Interpreter & Trainer, MARLUK Link-Up, Darwin, NT, Australia, for presentation at the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC LINGUISTS 7th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law, 1—4 July Cardiff University, UK.


Reports & Papers

2015

“Communication Strategies in a Cross-cultural Context”
Presentation at the “Darwin 10 Points in One Day” CPD Sessions Elan Soho Suites by Dominic McCormack, Legal Practice Director, Bowden McCormack Lawyers + Advisers

2013

“Back on TRAAC: Community-led Social Change in the Thamarrurr Region”
A Report to the Board of the Thamarrurr Regional Authority Aboriginal Corporation by John Taylor and Bill Ivory, August 2013.

2010

“Demography as destiny: Schooling, work and Aboriginal population change at Wadeye”
John Taylor, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Working Paper No. 64, 2010.

2009

“Education in Wadeye and the Thamarrurr Region: Challenges and Responsibilities across the Generations”
by Tobias Nganbe and Dominic McCormack

2006

“Doing Business with Indigenous Peoples”
A Presentation to the International Bar Association Conference, Chicago, delivered by Mr. Tim Bugg, President of the Law Council of Australia, 20 September 2006.

“The Substance of Australia’s First Men”
A Presentation to the National Mental Health and Homelessness Advisory Committee of St. Vincent de Paul Society SVDP Secretariat Office Conference Room, Dick Ward Drive, Darwin 20 July 2006.

“Remote Economic Rationalism : A Contradiction in Terms”
By Dominic McCormack – A Presentation for Seminar 11 to students of Charles Darwin University 5 June 2006.

“Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Trial Evaluation, WADEYE, NT”
An independent evaluation by Bill Gray AM, WJG & Associates Pty Ltd, 25 May 2006.

2005

“The Opportunity Costs of the Status Quo in the Thamarrurr Region”
John Taylor and Owen Stanley, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Working Paper No. 28, 2005.

2004

“Social Indicators for Aboriginal Governance: Insights from the Thamarrurr Region, Northern Territory”
John Taylor, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Research Monograph No. 24, 2004.

“The Hows and Whys of Using Interpreters”
by Dominic McCormack, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Perth, Western Australia, 28-29 October 2004.

“The Hows and Whys of Using Interpreters”
A Paper presented by Dominic McCormack at the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors’ Conference, MGM Grand Casino, Darwin, Northern Territory, 16 July 2004.

“Crime and Language: Legal Ease?”
A Paper Presented by Dominic McCormack at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Bi-Annual Conference, Gagadju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Jabiru, Kakadu, Northern Territory, 20 March 2004.

2003

“The Role of Interpreters Before, During & After Court Proceedings”
A Paper presented by Dominic McCormack at the Interpreter Symposium, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Darwin, Northern Territory, 16 August 2003.

1999

“Language and The System”
by Dominic McCormack, De Silva Hebron, 14 March 1999.

1998

“Interpreting:- Practically Speaking …”
by Dominic McCormack, De Silva Hebron, 15 July 1998.


Special interest

Thamarrurr Education Workshops OLSH Thamarrurr Catholic School, Wadeye

Into the Music – ABC Radio National, 12 April 2008

Murrinh-patha Song Project