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Anecdotal and practitioner accounts indicate that homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people in Australia is a pervasive concern.
Campaigns against the halal certification of food in Muslim‐minority societies reveal the shift in the representation of Muslims from a visible, alien presence to a hidden, covert threat. This paper uses one such campaign in Australia as a point of entry for analysing the ramifications...
Indigenous offenders are heavily over-represented in the Australian and Canadian criminal justice systems. In the case of R v Gladue, the Supreme Court of Canada held that sentencing judges are to recognise the adverse systemic and background factors that many Aboriginal Canadians face and consider...
The Empowered Communities: Empowered Peoples Design Report proposes a new model of Indigenous empowerment and development in Australia. The authors of this Report have focused on economic development to achieve Indigenous empowerment, with an emphasis on Indigenous individuals and families increasing their...
The latest analysis of social exclusion shows that about five per cent (about 825,000) of Australians aged over 15 are deeply excluded and almost one per cent (150,000) are deeply excluded. The Social Exclusion Monitor, developed since 2008 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and...
This article explores the dynamic by which once exceptional measures become normalised and then extended to new extremes.
Since September 11, Australia’s federal Parliament has enacted a range of exceptional measures aimed at preventing terrorism. These measures include control orders, which...
Historian Prof Mark Philip Bradley examines the origins of the concept of human rights. He also discusses the development of a language around this construct. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.
“The Reagan people weren't particularly interested in human rights at all but they begin to...
This article argues that direct cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses should be removed from Australian trials, to reduce any illegitimate advantage to the defendant.
Cross-examination is fundamental to the adversarial criminal trial. However, when children and witnesses with an intellectual disability are...
This article tests claims about the legal significance of possessing Australian citizenship against the legal reality.
The Preamble to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) makes three broad claims about Australian statutory citizenship: that it signifies ‘full and formal membership of...