Australia

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 ...
Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence: Offering Security Through Workplace Protection in Australia

Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence: Offering Security Through Workplace Protection in Australia

How can domestic violence spill over into the workplace? Most Australian women who report experiencing domestic ...
Australia’s Deportation of Asylum Seekers Pending Determination of their Claims to Refugee Status

Australia’s Deportation of Asylum Seekers Pending Determination of their Claims to Refugee Status

The Australian Government has made no secret of its mission prevent the arrival of thousands of ‘unauthorised’ ...
Wotton v Queensland: A Milestone for Police Accountability in Australia

Wotton v Queensland: A Milestone for Police Accountability in Australia

The Federal Court of Australia recently delivered a milestone judgment for police accountability in Wotton v ...
Banning Refugees From Australia: Not Targeting Those Preying On The Vulnerable – Just Preying On The Vulnerable

Banning Refugees From Australia: Not Targeting Those Preying On The Vulnerable – Just Preying On The Vulnerable

As previously discussed on this blog here and here, since 2001, Australia has made concerted efforts to intercept ...
Australia set to ban asylum seekers from entering Australia: It is time to hold Australia accountable

Australia set to ban asylum seekers from entering Australia: It is time to hold Australia accountable

On the 30th of October 2016, the Australian government announced that it would be introducing a law into ...

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