Australia

Ten Thousand Miles from Wall Street: Muldoon v. Melbourne City Council

Ten Thousand Miles from Wall Street: Muldoon v. Melbourne City Council

Melbourne is ten thousand miles from Wall Street. And yet, as a Federal Court of Australia decision demonstrated ...
Bugmy v The Queen: Exploring the Significance of Indigenous Background in Sentencing

Bugmy v The Queen: Exploring the Significance of Indigenous Background in Sentencing

Bugmy v The Queen provides the High Court of Australia with its first opportunity in thirty years to rule on the ...
Refugee rights and the lucky country:  Does Australia’s regional resettlement plan violate human rights?

Refugee rights and the lucky country: Does Australia’s regional resettlement plan violate human rights?

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced that people who come by boat to Australia and claim asylum will ...
A Human Rights Act for Australia: a transfer of power to the High Court, or a more democratic form of judicial decision-making?

A Human Rights Act for Australia: a transfer of power to the High Court, or a more democratic form of judicial decision-making?

Australia is the only Western country without some form of a national Bill of Rights. In 2008, the National Human ...
Independent Review of Australian Anti-Terrorism Laws: An Effective Oversight Mechanism?

Independent Review of Australian Anti-Terrorism Laws: An Effective Oversight Mechanism?

On Tuesday 14 May, the second report of Australia’s Independent National Security Legislation Monitor was tabled ...
LGBTI Federal Anti-Discrimination laws are a significant first step

LGBTI Federal Anti-Discrimination laws are a significant first step

By Heidi Yates- The proposed introduction of ‘sexual orientation’, ‘gender identity’ and ‘intersex status’ as ...
Freedom of political communication and offensive speech in Australia

Freedom of political communication and offensive speech in Australia

By Boxun Yin - In Monis v The Queen [2013] HCA 4, the High Court of Australia considered the unique Australian ...
Australian Discrimination Law Reform Abandoned by Government

Australian Discrimination Law Reform Abandoned by Government

By Dominique Allen - Late last year, I wrote about the proposed changes to modernise Australia’s ageing ...
Hits and Misses in Proposed Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

Hits and Misses in Proposed Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

By Dominique Allen On November 20, 2012 the Australian government released its long-awaited Bill which combines ...
Getting real on children's rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia's legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Getting real on children's rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia's legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Amidst the fierce debate surrounding the report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers (Houston Report) and the ...
Getting real on children’s rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia’s legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Getting real on children’s rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia’s legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Amidst the fierce debate surrounding the report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers (Houston Report) and the ...
Stigma and Stereotyping of Asylum Seekers: Is this the Australia We Want?

Stigma and Stereotyping of Asylum Seekers: Is this the Australia We Want?

Continuing with our Australian asylum seeker theme this week, the Oxford Human Rights Blog is delighted to welcome ...

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