Nauru transfer highlights Government’s deception, secrecy and willingness to undermine the rule of law
2 August 2014
Lawyers assisting 157 asylum seekers secretly sent overnight to Nauru today condemned the Government’s actions.
“The secret overnight transfer is a deliberate move to prevent legal scrutiny. It highlights the Government’s deception, secrecy and willingness to undermine the rule of law in Australia,” said the Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, Hugh de Kretser.
George Newhouse of Shine Lawyers rejected Minister Morrison’s claims that lawyers advised the clients not to speak to Indian officials.
1 August 2014
Australia’s current laws on marriage leave same-sex couples in a maze of legal uncertainty when it comes to recognition of foreign marriages, and are inconsistent with international law.
FOI request reveals high community opposition to Gov’s moves to weaken protections against racial vilification
31 July 2014
New figures revealed today show that a large majority of submissions to the Australian Government oppose controversial proposed changes to Australia’s racial vilification laws.
The first international conference to present a thorough judicial and academic analysis of Victoria's human rights jurisprudence produced under the Victorian Human Rights Charter.
High Court postpones asylum-seeker case
The Australian, 29 July 2014
On asylum seekers, international law can’t hold back this government
The Guardian, 29 July 2014
Asylum-seekers kept at sea by Australia to seek compensation
AFP, 29 July 2014
Asylum seekers’ high court hearing off and compensation claim mooted
The Guardian, 28 July 2014
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