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Stephen is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Law, and an Associate to the Castan Centre for Human Rights. He has published widely on Indigenous legal issues, including the Stolen Wages issue, criminal law, and protection for Indigenous art and culture. He was head researcher on the Northern Territory Intervention website, released by the Castan Centre in February 2016.

He has an LLM (University of Melbourne) on legal avenues for protection of Aboriginal art. His PhD (Monash, 2008) concerned the 'stolen wages' issue affecting Northern Territory Indigenous people.

He has published several books, including *Criminal Laws Northern Territory* (second edition, 2012),*Brass Disks, Dog Tags and Finger Scanners *(2012) and *The Protectors* (2011). He has published a crime detective novel, *The Artist is a Thief* (2001).

Community service

Alternative Law Journal Board

Associate, Castan Centre for Human Rights

Monash teaching commitment

LAW3302 Criminal law and procedure B SEM2/T3

LAW5001 Principles of criminal law and procedure SUM/T1

Research area keywords

  • Aboriginal affairs
  • Indigenous Legal Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • Malaysian Politics and Law

Projects 2018 2019

Closing the Gap on Indigenous Rights Project

Gray, S., Joseph, S. & Smith, M.


Project: Research

Research Output 2002 2018

Cultural and intellectual property rights in rock art: a case study of Australian indigenous art

Gray, S., 2018, The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art. David, B. & McNiven, I. J. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, p. 971-992 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Protest law and the First World War: the case of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

Gray, S., 2018, In : Monash University Law Review. 44, 2, p. 402-427 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Healthy Welfare Card: indigenous empowerment or 'remote control'?

Gray, S., 2018, Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions: Law, Medicine and Society. Spivakovsky, C., Seear, K. & Carter, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 135-148 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Indigenous health and the law

Gray, S., 2017, Health Law : Frameworks and context. Farrell, A-M., Devereux, J., Karpin, I. & Weller, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, p. 282-292 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review