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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 […]

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 […]

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THIS WEEK’S HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS

By Bec Devitt and Eva Csik

23 March 2012 Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Established The Australian Federal Parliament this week established the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights following the passage of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 earlier this month. The joint committee has been established to “examine Bills for Acts and legislation for compatibility with Human Rights.” […]

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This Week’s Human Rights News

By Eva Csik

24 December 2011 Robert Manne encourages self-scrutiny on asylum seeker policy The recent sinking of a fishing boat that was carrying asylum seekers to Australia from Indonesia has incited Robert Manne to assert that there is “probably no alternative to some form of offshore processing”. Manne has expressed that those on the left of politics […]

From right: Gideon, Robert and Michael Cordover, taken a few weeks before Robert's passing.

Dying with dignity

By Gideon Cordover

I come from a very noisy family. My dad spoke six languages and told jokes in all of them; he was the family storyteller. My mum grew up in London traffic and I am the youngest of five outspoken children. When I was eighteen years old, the stories stopped. The valve between my dad’s oesophagus […]