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NATIVE TITLE WIN, EUTHANASIA POLICY & BOAT RESCUE DEAL: THE HUMAN RIGHTS WRAP UP

By Bec Devitt and Eva Csik

4 August 2012 Native Title win in Queensland The Federal Court of Australia has recognised the Djungan people’s native title rights 17 years after the first claim was lodged. Jim Archer lodged the first of four claims with his brothers in 1995. The Archers have lived on the land their whole lives. “We decided to […]

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THIS WEEK’S HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS

By Bec Devitt and Eva Csik

15 June 2012 Large numbers of people with a disability subject to chemical restraint The Age has reported that more than 1800 people with a disability were drugged for the purposes of controlling their behaviour in 2011. A report by the Office of the Senior Practitioner released this week identified that the use of ‘chemical […]