Human Rights

Human Rights Commission compels workers caring for asylum seeker children in detention centres

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Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs is using her powers to compel witnesses to appear at a hearing into children in immigration detention. Professor Triggs has been refused permission to visit Nauru to inspect conditions for asylum seekers and their children, but she has been to the centre at Christmas Island. To overcome the problem of not being allowed to ... Read More »

Cabinet Reshuffle, Legal Aid Residence Test and DRIP – the Human Rights Roundup

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Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular fracktastic frisson of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Celia Rooney. In recent weeks, the Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle has sparked fears of human rights reform, while Parliament has come under fire ... Read More »

Hinch to meet Bleijie over sex offender register

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Derryn Hinch believes Queensland is primed to become the first Australian state to introduce a US-style public sex offender register, and reckons Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie is the man who can push it through. On Tuesday the Human Headline and Mr Bleijie will meet to discuss the possible implementation of a public sex offender register in Queensland, a plan which could ... Read More »

Alan Missen Oration: Michael Kirby at the Melbourne Writers Festival


Liberty Victoria is proud to announce the Alan Missen Oration with Michael Kirby Dear MembersThe Melbourne Writers Festival program has been released and tickets are now on sale.Liberty Victoria, with the support of the Alan Missen Foundation, is the proud sponsor of the Alan Missen Oration to be delivered this year by Michael Kirby AC CMG on Friday 22 August at 5.30 pm at ... Read More »

Convert Or Die

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He was warned not to go out onto the street, even for the weekly shop but his brother laughed and told him not to stop fretting like an old woman. Confidently, they walked out of their house and proceeded down the block , when suddenly they were set upon by masked men. They kicked them into a kneeling position and ... Read More »

Sarah Hanson-Young plans to visit Curtin detention centre

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Greens senator wants to ensure asylum seekers transferred from boat in Indian Ocean are aware of their rights The Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says she will visit Curtin detention centre in Western Australia to ensure asylum seekers transferred from the boat intercepted in the Indian Ocean are aware of their rights. “I’ll try to get to Curtin in the next ... Read More »