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Open Letter to PM Calls For Action on Indigenous Incarceration

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  A coalition of Indigenous leaders, academics and community groups are challenging the government over their silence on an inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres

Government Called on to Stop the War On Charities

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  A coalition of 25 major Australian charities has united to oppose moves by the federal government to “silence Australians”, prompting Labor to call for a stop on the war on charities.

Government Reversal on Cuts to Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  The federal government is to reverse its controversial funding cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in the upcoming budget – a move the community legal sector has described as a

Arts Sector Cautiously Optimistic About New Funding Arrangement

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The arts sector has welcomed the government’s return of $61 million from the heavily criticised Catalyst fund back to the Australia Council. Over the weekend the Turnbull government

Inquiry Launched into Freedom of Speech

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  A parliamentary inquiry has been set up to examine freedom of speech, including possible changes to sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act and the Australian Human

Labor Set to Kill Off Plebiscite Legislation

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  The opposition is set to vote against the government’s controversial marriage equality plebiscite bill in parliament on Tuesday, claiming proposed amendments to the Marriage

PM to Introduce Bill For Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  The prime minister has confirmed he will introduce the bill to enable a same-sex marriage plebiscite in parliament this week. Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis

Mick Gooda and Margaret White to Head Royal Commission

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st August 2016 -  Indigenous advocate Mick Gooda and former justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland Margaret White AO have been appointed to head up the royal commission into the Northern Territory

Government “Disingenuous” over Community Legal Funding

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th April 2016 -  The Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) has described the federal government’s claim of a new five-year funding arrangement as “disingenuous” and the sector still

Australia Denied Full Time Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 16th November 2015 -  Australia will be without a standalone Disability Discrimination Commissioner for at least another eight months, Attorney General George Brandis has announced. Senator Brandis…

Disability Commissioner Future Uncertain

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 14th July 2015 -  The Abbott Government has refused to reveal its intentions over the future of the Disability Discrimination Commissioner role, more than 12 months after the full time position was…

Opinion

Ministers Play Dirty Pool Over Triggs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  Ministers Brandis and Dutton play some dirty pool in their fight with the President of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs, writes Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow
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