Tag Archives: Legal

“Australia needs a bill of rights” – Assange’s lawyer speaks out

Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.

Government rushes through legislation to crush criticism against it

In a bill that was rushed through last week, the Turnbull government has clamped down on freedom of expression under the guise of national security.

Plibersek: I applaud the Coalition’s move to protect DV victims in court, but where is the funding coming from?

I applaud the Coalition for standing up for the victims of DV in court. However, the Legal Aid professionals who will take on the task are already stretched to the limit. They need greater funding. That wasn’t part of their announcement.

Julian Burnside: Every Immigration Minister since 2002 is guilty of human rights abuses

We need to recognise that the human rights abuses of asylum seekers is our nation’s awful legacy, and Julian Burnside knows who is to blame.

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