Language rights and Indigenous human rights in central Australia

Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (ANU),
03 June 2021, Australia

Sarah Holcombe, Alison Nampitjinpa Anderson

This paper uses the successful COVID-19 health messaging in an Indigenous language as a lever to explore the ways in which communication rights for Indigenous people is more linguistically and culturally accessible. The Northern Territory is the most linguistically rich state or territory in Australia, with 70% of Aboriginal residents speaking an Aboriginal language.