In early March, then Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton signalled his intention to proscribe British Neo-Nazi group Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD), a terrorist organisation. This represented a significant, if contextually alarming, moment in Australian history.
This sidelining of human rights makes it easier to subordinate human rights as less important than economic interests, writes Lee Carnie.
It is clear, now more than ever, that the Federal Government’s policy approach towards unemployment benefits — as a social good and a human right — warrants public scrutiny.
Noted barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside calls for a fairer legal system in his latest book, Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice.
Parliament shouldn’t use the NT Royal Commission as a reason to sit on its hands.
The new Charter of Human Rights Bench Book aims to boost application, and understanding, of Victoria’s key human rights legislation.
Advancing human rights protections should be a more central component of Australian foreign policy.
Dan Rogers and Emma Phillips explain the reasons behind the push for a human rights Act in Queensland.
Freya Dinshaw discusses the increasing demand that the corporate world also respect human rights.
Anna Brown of the Human Rights Law Centre reflects on the success of the last 70 years of the UN – and Australia’s performance in advancing human rights internationally and at home.
Australia must take the lead in opposing capital punishment in Asia. But how? What kind of role should we play? Former Reprieve intern Fia Hamid-Walker helps us to answer these questions.