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Bielefeld, S 2003, 'The culture of consent and traditional punishments under customary law', Southern Cross University Law Review, vol. 7, pp. 142-153.

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Traditional punishments are still common amongst traditional indigenous communities in Australia - administration of traditional punishments raises the issues of whether those involved in the process should be charged under Anglo-Australian law - it is recommended that the criminal law of assault should be developed to accommodate traditional punishments carried out under Aboriginal customary law.