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Prior to joining CDU in 2010, Danial worked as a lawyer with the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. He has also worked as a mediator and teacher in Australia and Indonesia. Danial’s PhD thesis was on the intersections of authority of Aboriginal customary law in Arnhem Land with Australian law and Christianity. Danial continues to work on legal and justice issues concerning the Aboriginal communities in the Top End of the Northern Territory, especially the interaction between Aboriginal customary law and Australian law. Danial frequently collaborates with law colleagues in Indonesian partner universities, typically in the area of customary law.

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Research Output

Bali mawacara: Is a Quasi-common Law System Developing in Balinese Customary Law?

Kelly, D. & Windia, W. P., 2019, In : Indonesia Law Review. 9, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Foundational Sources and Purposes of Authority in Australian law

    Kelly, D., 9 Jul 2018, In : Jambe Law Journal. 1, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Natural Resources Law in Australia: principles and practices

    Kelly, D., 12 Jul 2018, In : Jambe Law Journal. 1, 2, p. 155-176 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Around the nation: Northern Territory

    Harrison, F. & Kelly, D. T., 2016, In : Australian Law Journal. 90, 6, p. 387-391 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • Datasets

    Manuscripts and field notes of Aboriginal customary law in Arnhem Land

    Pascoe , G. G. (Creator), Gurrwanngu Gaykamangu, J. (Creator), Charles Darwin University - Datasets, 2015



    Law from the earth, law from the demos and law from heaven: nature and intersections of authority of Madayin, Australian law and christianity in Arnhem Land

    Author: Kelly, D., Feb 2014

    Supervisor: Price, D. (Supervisor), Mccrimmon, L. (Supervisor) & Curtis, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Regulating Private Security Companies (PSCs) and Private Military Companies (PMCs) under Law of Timor-Leste

    Author: De Jesus Soares, S. G., Jun 2014

    Supervisor: Price, D. (Supervisor), Shoesmith, D. (Supervisor) & Kelly, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU