Wills & Intestacy

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  2. Carrick, Damien, (2010) ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, ABC Law Report (26 October 2010),

  3. Cunneen, Chris and Schwartz, Melanie, (2008) The Family and Civil Law Needs of Aboriginal People in NSW , Final Report, Chapter 6.3, pp. 100-104

  4. Everard, Delwyn, (2012) ‘No will, no way’, ART+law, June 2012

  5. McGowan, Phillip, (2010) ‘Recent Amendments to the Succession Laws in New South Wales’, Elder Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 1-14.

  6. NSW Law Reform Commission, (2007) Uniform succession laws: intestacy, Report No 116 (April 2007), Chapter 14.

  7. Perpitch, Nicolas, ‘West Australian Aborigines challenge ‘racist’ law on wills’ National Affairs, The Australian (21 March 2012).

  8. Vines, Prue, (1998) ‘Resting in peace?: a comparison of the legal control of bodily remains in cemeteries and Aboriginal burial grounds in Australia’, Sydney Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 78-107.

  9. Vines, Prue, (2001) ‘Wills as Shields and Spears: the failure of intestacy law and the need for wills for customary purposes in Australia’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 13, pp. 16-19.

  10. Vines, Prue, (2003) ‘When Cultures Clash: Aborigines and Inheritance in Australia’ in Gareth Miller, (ed) Frontiers of Family Law (Ashgate), pp. 98-117.

  11. Vines, Prue, (2004) ‘Consequences of Intestacy for Indigenous people in Australia: the passing of property and burial rights’, Australian Indigenous Law Reporter, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 1 – 10.

  12. Vines, Prue, (2007a) ‘Drafting Wills for Indigenous People: Pitfalls and Considerations’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 25, pp. 6-8.

  13. Vines, Prue, (2007b) ‘The sacred and the profane: The role of property concepts in disputes about post-mortem examination’, Sydney Law Review, Vol. 29, pp. 235-261.

  14. Vines, Prue, (2011) Making Wills for Aboriginal People in NSW, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2011, Working Paper 33.

  15. Vines, Prue, (2013) Aboriginal will handbook: a practical guide to making culturally appropriate wills for Aboriginal people. Sydney: New South Wales Public Trustee and Guardian.