Thalia Anthony


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Professor Thalia Anthony researches the impacts of colonial laws, past and present, on First Nations communities. Thalia’s doctoral work studied Aboriginal Stolen Wages in the Northern Territory pastoral industry, and she subsequently has been involved in legal redress claims. Over the past two decades, she has focused on the particular role of law enforcement in managing First Nations communities and peoples. Professor Anthony has written extensively on the Northern Territory criminal justice system, the Northern Territory Intervention and the strengths of Aboriginal community self-determination strategies, including Law and Justice Groups and Night Patrols. Her research is published in Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment (Routledge, 2013), Decolonising Criminology (with Blagg, Palgrave 2019) and Unsettling Colonial Automobility (with Sherwood, Blagg and Tranter, Emerald 2023). It is cited in UN documents, Supreme Court decisions and government policy announcements, including in the Northern Territory.


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