Frank Brennan

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13 Dec 2018

In late 2017, an expert panel was established to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to freedom of religion. This report was delivered to the Australian government in May 2018 and has now finally been released.


14 Jul 2015

Public opinion is now overwhelmingly in favour of the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia’s Constitution. What would be the symbolic and practical implications of such a change – and who is leading the push for a referendum?


7 Jun 2010

WHEN the Rudd Government announced its Human Rights Framework in response to the National Human Rights Consultation, I described it as a welcome though incomplete addition to protection of human rights in Australia. Many human rights activists have been very despairing about the government's response....


10 Jul 2009

At the end of 2008 the Rudd Governement set up a committee to examine whether Australian needs a bill of rights.


1 Oct 2002

The essays complement Fr Brennan's lecture, focusing on the issues surrounding Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and include pieces from Justice Pierre Slicer, Tony Richardson, Prof Margaret Reynolds, Dr Alison Alexander and Rev Dr Jim Young. Lawyer, priest and social justice advocate Frank Brennan delivered...

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