Alastair Nicholson


Listening but not hearing: a response to the NTER Stronger Futures Consultations June to August 2011

The Stronger Futures consultation process was conducted on a large scale in over 100 Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory between June and August 2011, culminating in the Stronger Futures Bills currently before the Australian Parliament. This report reviews the consultation process in the pre-consultation...

Australian democracy, law and justice: what has happened to the checks and balances?

The Hon Alastair Nicholson explores the nature of justice under the current government, looking at examples such as the mandatory and unlimited detention of asylum seekers, the provisions of Australia’s new security legislation and the limited access to justice of people who are facing the...