232. Matters for Consideration. It is against this background of continuing, and changing, traditions and practices relating to Aboriginal family life and marriages that the question of recognition needs to be considered. In particular, it is necessary to consider

  • whether and for what purposes Aboriginal traditional marriages should be recognized in Australian law (Chapters 13-14);

  • whether any variations in the general law relating to the distribution of property are desirable to take into account Aboriginal family and kinship responsibilities (Chapter 15); and

  • whether any specific recognition or protection should be given to Aboriginal traditions of child-care (Chapter 16).