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Pre-recorded evidence in Australia in an era of COVID-19

Pre-recorded evidence in Australia in an era of COVID-19

As the Australian government struggles to keep up with the rapid pace of COVID-19 (coronavirus), societal freedoms ...
The Human Right to Belong: Indigenous rights and sovereignty in Australia

The Human Right to Belong: Indigenous rights and sovereignty in Australia

In 2019, the Minister of Immigration tried to deport two Aboriginal men from Australia. One was born in Papua New ...
High Court of Australia delivers landmark ruling that Indigenous Australians cannot be deported

High Court of Australia delivers landmark ruling that Indigenous Australians cannot be deported

On 11 February 2020, the High Court of Australia (HCA) delivered a landmark judgment in which it ruled that ...
Meeting Australian Human Rights Priorities before Implementing a Charter of Rights

Meeting Australian Human Rights Priorities before Implementing a Charter of Rights

A ‘landmark’ case currently in Australia involves one of world rugby’s biggest stars, Israel Folau, who was sacked ...
Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

In Australia, the Australian Public Service (‘APS’) is statutorily required to be ‘apolitical, performing its ...
Religious minorities in Austria lose Good Friday as a public holiday

Religious minorities in Austria lose Good Friday as a public holiday

For the first time since 1952, this year, Good Friday on the 19thApril was not a public holiday for employees who ...
Gloucester Resources and Its Radical Implications for Indigenous Environmental Justice

Gloucester Resources and Its Radical Implications for Indigenous Environmental Justice

The decision by New South Wales Land and Environment court, Australia, rejecting the appeal by Gloucester ...
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, ...
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 ...

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