Personal profile


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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

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

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