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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 parliament
The Partnership between Health and Law to Ensure Human Rights

The Partnership between Health and Law to Ensure Human Rights

If human rights are to meaningfully alleviate poverty, we must factor in the day to day need for legal advice ...
Six months later: a reflection on what has changed since the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ordered an end to detention on Manus Island

Six months later: a reflection on what has changed since the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ordered an end to detention on Manus Island

On 26 April 2016, the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (PNG) ruled that the detention of asylum seeker and refugee
Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

As a developed country, Australia has a generally high standard of health care. Various kinds of public expenditure
Indigenous Rights Litigation meets Global Climate Change in Queensland Australia

Indigenous Rights Litigation meets Global Climate Change in Queensland Australia

Indigenous rights are currently going head to head with global climate injustice in Queensland, Australia. An ...
A Backwards Step for Human Rights Law in Victoria: Bare v Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission

A Backwards Step for Human Rights Law in Victoria: Bare v Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission

In July 2015, the Victoria Court of Appeal, Australia, handed down a landmark decision in Bare v Independent ...
Hopeful Developments in Family Violence in Australia

Hopeful Developments in Family Violence in Australia

In Australia, one woman per week dies from intimate partner violence. By October 2015, 62 women had died due to ...
Queensland Parliament Lights Up the Night for Human Rights

Queensland Parliament Lights Up the Night for Human Rights

Monday 14th September 2015 saw an exciting development on the legislative human rights front in Australia, as a ...

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