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.