December 15, 2017 5 Comments
We can act on the vital recommendations of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse but must maintain due process for the accused, says writer and barrister Greg Barns.
November 23, 2017 10 Comments
The AHRC, and particularly its chair Professor Rosalind Croucher, has been negligent in its silence on the escalating crisis at Manus Island.
October 4, 2017 23 Comments
Turnbull's legislation threatens “one of the most fundamental safeguards of personal liberty”.
September 29, 2017 4 Comments
Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.
September 18, 2017 3 Comments
Mr Khalil's visa was denied on the basis of a conviction in a kangaroo court -- the Israeli military court system. But don't expect that to matter to Peter Dutton.
September 6, 2017 26 Comments
Peter Dutton has used secret information to cancel AJ Graham's visa. The High Court said no dice. But an hour after the judgment, Dutton doubled down and canceled his visa again.
August 8, 2017 6 Comments
Comcare is a workplace regulator with serious teeth. So why is it not doing more to stop what is happening on Manus Island?
July 25, 2017 23 Comments
Just how well is Peter Dutton handling his expanded ministerial power? For one thing, he seems to be able to decide people's fate in about the amount of time it takes to watch Law and Order.
June 29, 2017 10 Comments
The issue is one of what is termed "apprehended bias", made famous during the Dyson Heydon controversy of 2015.
June 8, 2017 15 Comments
Our prison system thinks it is acceptable to subject troubled young people to enduring isolation, boredom, capricious discipline and humiliation.