Topic archives: human rights

The death of legendary Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir is a blow to human rights everywhere

February 13, 2018 1

The death of Jahangir, who was a champion of women and human rights, drew calls to continue her work from across Pakistani's ideological spectrum.

What the American net neutrality decision means for Australia

and December 15, 2017 8

Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

November 1, 2017 5

While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.

Indonesia on notice: West Papuans still want independence

September 28, 2017 2

There is widespread international sympathy for resolving the issue of West Papua, but the hurdles are immense.

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

May 12, 2017 1

Forest destruction and land loss have resulted in a “far-reaching human rights disaster” for Borneo’s indigenous peoples, writes freelance journalist Jenny Denton.

Taxpayers should shell out for religious indoctrination in public schools because freedom

May 8, 2017 12

School chaplains argue they need millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to push their religion in government schools.

Ruddock costs taxpayers more than $200,000 in a year, plus parliamentary pension

April 27, 2017 8

Former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has cost taxpayers over $200,000 in his first year as special envoy on human rights, new figures reveal.

Australia finally taking China to task for human rights abuses

March 15, 2016 4

Yes, China is important to Australia's economy. But that does not mean it should get a free pass.

Ruddock’s record on rights makes a joke of his retirement gig

February 9, 2016 15

Philip Ruddock's time in public life has been devoted to undermining human rights. His appointment as an envoy on the issue is ludicrous.

UK, Sweden fast running out of excuses to detain Assange

February 5, 2016 17

A UN panel finding that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained shines a light on the deliberate strategy of the UK and Swedish governments to leave him in legal limbo.