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External Processing of Refugee Claims: Problem or Part of the Solution? The Australian Experience

External Processing of Refugee Claims: Problem or Part of the Solution? The Australian Experience

European countries have expressed an interest in external processing of asylum claims, which would involve ...
Indigenous Recognition, Human Rights, and the Purpose of the Australian Constitution

Indigenous Recognition, Human Rights, and the Purpose of the Australian Constitution

At some point in the next few years, Australians are likely to vote in a referendum to amend the Australian ...
Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

While many countries have superficially committed to the goal of gender equality with a lot of noisy chatter about ...
Racial Discrimination Act and Free Speech– Carte Blanche or Fair and Reasonable – Where are Human Rights in all This?

Racial Discrimination Act and Free Speech– Carte Blanche or Fair and Reasonable – Where are Human Rights in all This?

Professor George Williams has noted ‘the fact that freedom of speech receives no general protection in Australian ...
Valuing the Work of Community Lawyers’ to Resolve Systemic Problems – The Productivity Commission Report on Access to Justice Arrangements in Australia

Valuing the Work of Community Lawyers’ to Resolve Systemic Problems – The Productivity Commission Report on Access to Justice Arrangements in Australia

In the past decade or more in Australia, creeping managerialism and efforts to reduce funding of services under the
Rethink needed as new Australian High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

Rethink needed as new Australian High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

The appointment of Geoffrey Nettle QC, as the replacement for Justice Susan Crennan on the High Court of Australia ...
Improving the Law for Pregnant Women and Working Parents

Improving the Law for Pregnant Women and Working Parents

Earlier this year I wrote about the preliminary data that the Australian Human Rights Commission (“AHRC”) had ...
Will Australia learn from the EU’s mistakes on data retention?

Will Australia learn from the EU’s mistakes on data retention?

Police officers, anti-terrorism officials and politicians all tell us that we need data retention laws, especially ...
Pregnancy Discrimination in the Australian Workplace

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Australian Workplace

As part of its national review into pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, the Australian Human Rights ...
Older Homeless Women in Australia

Older Homeless Women in Australia

Australia is often cited as an economic success story. Decades of growth fuelled by the resources and agricultural ...
Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Oxford recently demonstrated the ...
Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

A striking feature of Australian High Court jurisprudence in recent years is the Court’s use of orthodox judicial ...

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