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A Question of Values: Religious Schools, Discrimination, and LGBT+ Rights in Australia

A Question of Values: Religious Schools, Discrimination, and LGBT+ Rights in Australia

Striking the appropriate balance between religious freedom and LGBT+ rights continues to be controversial across ...
A Human Rights Act for Queensland

A Human Rights Act for Queensland

Queensland is soon to be the third Australian jurisdiction with a statutory bill of rights. Earlier this month, the
Australia to Transfer Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children from Nauru to Australia

Australia to Transfer Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children from Nauru to Australia

The Australian government has confirmed plans to transfer all asylum seeker and refugee children from Nauru to ...
Lessons for the Future: the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Childhood Abuse

Lessons for the Future: the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Childhood Abuse

Australia’s inquiry into childhood institutional abuse has lessons for other jurisdictions, especially the UK. ...
An Employment Right Standard Provision for Working Women Experiencing Domestic Violence’ (2018) U of OxHRH 167

An Employment Right Standard Provision for Working Women Experiencing Domestic Violence’ (2018) U of OxHRH 167

Paid leave provides employees with time to do what is critically necessary in instances of domestic violence, such ...
Release of landmark report into the education of students with disability in Victoria, Australia

Release of landmark report into the education of students with disability in Victoria, Australia

Around one in every six students in the Australian state of Victoria lives and learns with disability. On 29 June ...
The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

In February 2017, I was invited to be an ‘expert adviser’ for the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) ‘Justice ...
Australia’s Legal Responsibility for the Refugees and Asylum Seekers it has left Languishing in Offshore Detention

Australia’s Legal Responsibility for the Refugees and Asylum Seekers it has left Languishing in Offshore Detention

With Australia’s recent election to the UN Human Rights Council, it is important that the international community ...
Same-Sex Marriage in Australia: A Bittersweet Victory

Same-Sex Marriage in Australia: A Bittersweet Victory

In a giant step forward for LGBTIQ rights, same-sex marriage (SSM) in Australia was legalised on 7 December 2017. ...
Australia Denies Political Participation as an Indigenous Human Right

Australia Denies Political Participation as an Indigenous Human Right

Political participation is a human right affirmed and contextualised for indigenous peoples under the United ...
Australia’s Bid for the UN Human Rights Council and the Domestic Politics of Race

Australia’s Bid for the UN Human Rights Council and the Domestic Politics of Race

Australia has identified five priorities to support its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations’ Human Rights ...
Freedom of Speech or Enabling a Right to Insult? The Australian Debate over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

Freedom of Speech or Enabling a Right to Insult? The Australian Debate over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

With a rise in the Neo-Right worldwide, we see the fear of the foreigner and the blaming of refugees and welfare ...

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