Ben Saul

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5 Nov 2008

The new government has displayed some original thinking but not yet quite up there in the exceptional category of the very best governments around the world, according to this paper, which spells out areas requiring further attention – including Australia's attitude to capital punishment and...


21 Apr 2008

This submission welcomes the Bill and supports its broad objectives of providing reparations to indigenous Australians who were directly affected by Australian governments' policies of removing indigenous and part-indigenous children from their parents.



16 Aug 2007

Extreme views should be exposed to public scrutiny rather than hidden away by federal government censors, writes BEN SAUL

MOST democratic governments would be deeply worried that the maladministration of bad laws will corrode the rule of law and threaten the freedoms of...


1 Aug 2006

Australia must play a more constructive role in the Middle East, argues BEN SAUL

THE Australian government’s position on the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah has not helped the search for a peaceful settlement. Apart from rescuing its own nationals, Australia done little but...


18 May 2006

Ben Saul argues that the operation of Bridging Visa E may place Australia in breach of its international legal obligations under the Convention against Torture (1984) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966).

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