Politics

Religious Discrimination Bill threatens healthcare, school students and encroaches on other human rightsOct 10 2019

The proposed legislation to combat religious discrimination runs the risk of endangering access to healthcare, increasing vulnerability in schools as well as prioritising freedo

by Jerome Doraisamy

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Oct 07 2019CLC CEO appointed Victoria’s first Disability Worker Commissioner

The CEO of the Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre has been named as the first Disability Worker ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Oct 06 2019ACT government moves to improve access to justice

The ACT government has introduced a series of legislative reforms this week designed to improve just...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Oct 02 2019A-G only ‘paying lip service’ to press freedom

Prosecution and jail time are still real prospects for journalists and whistleblowers who reveal gov...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Sep 29 2019Queensland appoints new Legal Services Commissioner

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has appointed a new Legal Services Commissioner for the Sunshine Sta...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Safety must be the first priority of family lawSep 26 2019

If there’s going to be another inquiry into people’s experiences of the family law courts and system, let’s not forget the people who...

by Emma Smallwood

Human rights lawyers stand with climate strike studentsSep 22 2019

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has backed schoolchildren across the country who took the day off last Friday to protest inaction on cli...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Victoria to invest more to address ‘national emergency’ of family violenceSep 19 2019

The Andrews government in Victoria has announced it will provide more funding to a centre for survivors of family violence in the same week ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

‘Flawed’, ‘window dressing’, ‘bargaining chip’: Family lawyers rubbish new inquirySep 18 2019

A new federal inquiry into the family law system is wholly unnecessary and takes attention away from more urgent issues, argue practitioners...

by Jerome Doraisamy

EDO celebrates blocking of proposed new coal mineSep 18 2019

The Environmental Defenders Office NSW has welcomed a decision to reject the planned greenfield Bylong coal mine due to its potential greenh...

by Jerome Doraisamy