While coercive control legislation would mark a monumental shift away from the violence model of abuse, which sensationalises discrete episodes of physical assault, the reality is that the laws are unlikely, in and of themselves, to serve victims’ needs and prevent future harm.
As the world learns of police brutality in the US, Australians are too ready to ignore the deaths of Bla(c)k people in their own country.
Australia remains the only democracy that does not have a specific law concerning compensation for those wrongfully convicted, despite scores of innocent people going to prison for crimes they did not commit.
“It is not enough to hear about justice, justice must be done,” writes Alison Whittaker in this piece for The Conversation.
Although Sandra Renew’s poem is a response to the police-led violence of the Bjelke-Petersen era in Queensland, it remains relevant to recent protests in which police seek to silence dissent.
Some observations from Awabakal Country, at the delivery of the findings of the inquest into the death of Rebecca Maher.
The conversation around human rights comes in all forms, in this six-part series we explore that conversation through the lens of film.
It might be said that the law recognises that being able to spend time with those who you call your own is important to one feeling human. But what does this protection mean if police are issued broad powers to determine who is a suitable person for you to associate with?
Dutton’s gone but the Department of Home Affairs is going full steam ahead with its draft bill on encryption, putting Australians’ data privacy at risk.
When a man is assaulted by six police officers outside his home, you’ve got to ask yourself: how often does this happen without anyone recording it?
Poet Anne Collins considers the impact of conflict zones throughout the world.