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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.

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.

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.

 
 

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Human rights under the Charter: The development of human rights law in Victoria

Human rights under the Charter: The development of human rights law in Victoria

7 August 2014

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.

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