Right Now looks at the major parties’ policies on five noteworthy human rights issues of this election. First, disability and indigenous affairs.
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 article is part of our June theme, which focuses on Indigenous People and their human rights. Read our Editorial for more on this theme. The Indigenous Electoral Participation Program (IEPP) is using art to encourage Indigenous people to enrol to vote on the 50th Anniversary of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders winning the right to […]
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 […]
17 February 2012 Report detailing raid that killed five Afghani children is suppressed by Defence Department The Age has reported that Australia’s Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, has suppressed the report of an army inquiry into a raid that killed an Afgan man and five of his children. It is reported that the man and his […]
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 […]
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 […]