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HRAFF Wrap – Mid-Week Review

By Sam Ryan

By Sam Ryan, with Andre Dao, Olivia McMillan, Maya Borom, Oliver Ramsay, Jess O’Callaghan, Laura Jones, Alana Lazdins and Sonia Nair. More of Right Now’s HRAFF coverage, including reviews, interviews and creative responses. The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) has packed up and left Melbourne as it takes an abridged programme around the […]

THIS WEEK’S HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS

By Eva Csik and Bec Devitt

11 May 2012 Federal Government announces budget On Tuesday, the Federal Government announced its budget for 2012-2013 which included plans to scrap billions from company tax cuts and redirect money to welfare payments. The Government also announced expenditure of $1 billion towards the National Disability Insurance Scheme and $513 million to improve dental services. The […]

Having a Say: Prisoners and Voting Rights

By Graeme Orr

This article is part of our February theme, which focuses on one of the great silences in the human rights conversation in Australia: Prisoners’ Rights. Read our Editorial for more on this theme. This weekend we took our children to the Boggo Road markets in inner-south Brisbane. Most of those looking for vegies and curios seemed […]

Editorial: Blind Justice

By André Dao

A recent survey by the Sentencing Advisory Council has found that two thirds of respondents felt that judges are out of touch with society. In response, the Victorian Attorney-General has claimed that the survey is “further evidence that many Victorians are dissatisfied with the sentences that offenders receive”. The Victorian Government has conducted its own survey on sentencing […]