Civil rights

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Civil liberties
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: shining a light on social transformation

Australia has not made adequate progress in achieving rights for people with disability since the onset of demands within its community 60 years ago, according to this paper by researchers from the University of NSW Social Policy Research Centre.
Discussion paper

AUST-INTEL powers: parliamentary oversight of intelligence agencies

This discussion paper argues that parliamentary oversight of Australia’s intelligence agencies is weak, compared to others in the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence sharing alliance between Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, and that increased accountability and oversight measures should be considered.
Guide

Biden vs Trump: an Australian guide to the issues

In this collection of essays, United States Studies Centre experts cover the broad array of policy positions a Biden or Trump Administration could take, and the impact for Australia.
Report

Great responsibility: report on the 2019 pilot inspection of the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre)

This report represents the culmination of two years of development since the Training Centre Visitor (TCV) role and the Training Centre Visitor Unit commenced in 2017.
Report

Young willing and able: youth survey disability report 2019

Mission Australia has analysed their youth survey data with a focus on young people with disability and how their experiences differ to young people without disability. This report offers a deeper understanding of what young people with disability in Australia are experiencing as it relates...
Discussion paper

Rights, morals, dignity: why defending religious freedom matters

This paper advances the argument that behind any rights claim lies a moral claim, and that this moral claim is essentially a claim about human dignity. The paper also argues that defending religious freedom is important because it amounts to defending fundamental claims people wish...
Report

The path of least resilience: autocratic rule and external powers in the Middle East

Despite the Arab uprisings of the last decade, most countries in the Middle East remain in the grip of autocrats, with a widespread view that this is the 'default setting' for the region.
Report

Freedom in the world 2020

Freedom House has found that 2019 was the 14th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. The gap between setbacks and gains widened compared with 2018, as individuals in 64 countries experienced deterioration in their political rights and civil liberties while those in just 37...
Report

Legal rights audit 2019

Fundamental legal rights refer to the protections which are afforded to citizens in a legal system to ensure that just outcomes are the norm and that the state is restrained from abusing its powers in enforcing the law. This report builds on previous work to...
Discussion paper

Education and learning: issues paper

The Royal Commission has identified that abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in the education sector is an important topic to address. This issues paper on education outlines the Commission's preliminary understanding of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability.