Dario Mujkic highlights the importance of employees’ rights to freely discuss workplace grievances outside of their job, and how employers’ attempts to silence such voices can be countered.
ASIO’s new question and detention warrants are just one in a myriad of bills, acts and amendments that are summarised and scrutinised in a new book, writes Athena Rogers.
How can we strengthen human rights culture in Australia? Here are two important changes that need to happen.
Despite lacking a full consideration of institutionalised discrimination such as racial profiling, the case of DPP v Kaba draws a line between random stop & searches and the curtailing of individual liberties.
Joo-Cheong Tham warns against the expectation of “magic bullets” in tackling complex rights issues, in an article originally published in Right Now Magazine.
André Dao on the language of rights, its potential limitations and its true aim.
James Muldoon explains the wide discretionary powers Victoria’s new anti-protest law provide police to “move on” political dissent, trade unionism, and home
Last month, Right Now focused on rights issues and cultural shifts. Here, Right Now’s editorial team present 10 landmark cases that arguably shifted how rights are protected in Australia.
Chief Executive of Hanover Welfare Services, Tony Keenan, discusses how the introduction of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights has affected the way the organisation provides services to people experiencing homelessness.
By James Petty. The question of human rights in relation to coercive treatment for substance use is, unsurprisingly, complicated. The concept of “addiction” exists within a complex web of legal categories, medical science, social values and cultural practices, all of which work to colour the way we view these issues. In 2010 the Victorian parliament […]
Offshore processing bill passes Senate The Senate has passed legislation which allows the offshore processing of asylum seekers who come to Australia by boat. The Government has said it is looking at getting the processing centres up and running on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island within a month. Gavin Marshall, a factional colleague […]
Government fails on child rights The Australian Human Rights Commission has found that Australia’s treatment of suspected people smugglers who said that they were children has breached international human rights law in a report released on Friday. The report An age of uncertainty reveal that between 2008 and 2011 Australian authorities gave little consideration to […]