Politics

New Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman namedJul 27 2020

The Morrison government has appointed a new Deputy Ombudsman to serve a five-year term.

by Jerome Doraisamy

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Jul 23 2020Free speech, and people’s reputations, are both worth defending

Ensuring the reputations of all persons are protected, while allowing for free and responsible speec...

by Attorney-General Mark Speakman SC

Jul 20 2020‘I chose not to be another statistic’

Having grown up in the projects of Las Vegas, become a US state senator and now practising law in Me...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Jul 12 2020Crossbench pushes for inquiry into ‘unfair’ prosecution of Bernard Collaery and Witness K

Crossbench senators are pushing for a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of Bernard Collaery a...

by Tony Zhang

Jul 02 2020A-G launches $3m online service for amicable separation

The federal government has announced a “groundbreaking” new digital service it says will empower...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Closed hearings for Collaery diminish faith in justice system, says LCAJun 29 2020

The invoking of national security interests in the case against Bernard Collaery shows that current laws tilt the balance too far away from ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Further funding pledged for Aboriginal justice outcomesJun 28 2020

The Victorian government has announced that Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Djirra (Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service) wil...

by Jerome Doraisamy

A-G’s commitment to Commonwealth Integrity Commission welcomedJun 22 2020

Transparency International Australia is pleased to see Christian Porter recommit the government to establishing an anti-corruption watchdog ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Australia must support UN action on systemic racism, say advocatesJun 22 2020

As a member of the Human Rights Council, Australia can and should act in a principled way to support, not hinder, scrutiny of racism and pol...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Magnitsky-style laws have merit, says LCAJun 15 2020

The use of sanctions for serious violations of internationally recognised human rights and serious acts of corruption has in-principle suppo...

by Jerome Doraisamy