May 31, 2017 1
Prisoners are not receiving adequate mental health care, with sometimes fatal consequences.
April 2, 2013 20
National campaign director of the newly formed WikiLeaks Party, Greg Barns, outlines how Julian Assange could become a Senator -- and how to deal with the pesky not-actually-in-Australia issue.
September 12, 2011 2
One of the CCC’s reasons for failing to investigate these matters was cost.
July 28, 2011 4
Former St Kilda footballer Andrew Lovett, acquitted of r-pe charges in Melbourne on Monday, faced not just judgment by a judge and jury but a trial by media.
July 14, 2011 4
Suppression orders are a necessary antidote to media sensationalism and bias, and vigilantism, of the online and physical form.
June 29, 2011 10
A US judge observed that children’s and teenage literature is full of examples of violence and it is not banned. Snow White’s story is as bloody as any violent video game
May 30, 2011 3
Young people who commit offences of violence are generally intoxicated, high on drugs, and often have an acquired brain injury or relatively undiagnosed mental illness.
April 28, 2011 15
Freedom of speech in a democracy has always included the right to lampoon and to satirise.
April 20, 2011 9
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’ s fondness for Israel is about to be tested with news that Israeli security agencies have arrested aid Rashid Abu Arja, an Australian citizen.
March 10, 2011 2
As debate on euthenasia laws returns to the Australian agenda, India's highest court this week has allowed for passive euthanasia-withdrawal of life support. It's a telling judgement.
February 18, 2011 6
If the Lib-Dems fail to stop the Tories dismantling human rights protractions, then its supporters might decide to abandon the party at the ballot box.
January 12, 2011 39
Julian Assange’s legal team is on very strong ground and English courts have in recent years repeatedly shown a robustness that the political class of that country lacks when it comes to human rights.
November 30, 2010 14
The Baillieu government’s plans also throw a gauntlet down to the judiciary in Victoria.
November 11, 2010 4
The High Court this morning ruled unconstitutional a provision in Mike Rann’s anti-bikie laws that allows the Attorney-General to make a declaration, on the basis of secret evidence and without giving anyone a hearing.
October 22, 2010 2
How is it that Australia’s migration system can reject an application from a North Korean woman who had fled her homeland after family members had been persecuted and who fears imprisonment and possible death if she has to return?
October 20, 2010 2
According to a recent decision of the Refugee Review Tribunal, the systemic discrimination cited by an Arab Israeli does not necessarily amount to persecution.
October 8, 2010 18
Whatever the motives of 3AW’s Neil Mitchell in revealing the names of the Collingwood footballers questioned by police over an alleged incident last weekend, his actions highlight the urgent need for law reform in this area. Should what Mitchell did become a criminal offence?
October 1, 2010 10
The announcement this morning by Immigration Minister Chris Bowen that ''the percentage of successful [Afghan] refugee claims is likely to be lower than in the past” is, from a legal perspective, a troubling one, writes Greg Barns.
September 17, 2010 8
The roll call of miscarriages of justice in WA just grew by one -- and that’s one too many.
September 13, 2010 5
If Australia were to include an explicit freedom of speech right in its Constitution or in a human rights charter, as all other democracies now do, then Exit International would have a strong case.