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Fight to protect charitable advocacy continues

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  “Without limits on political donations and election spending, politicians will respond to those with the biggest bank balance, instead of those with the best ideas,” Human Rights

Community groups slam religious discrimination bill

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  Critics argue the legislation gives religious groups unprecedented privileges to discriminate The government’s revised religious discrimination bill threatens inclusion

Charitable advocacy comes under threat in Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  The Human Rights Law Centre says proposed legislation would silence charities A Queensland government bill limiting political donations and election spending will stifle charitable

‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds

Foreign Donations Bill Changes Labelled a Win For Charities

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st September 2018 -  Draft amendments to the foreign donations bill have been labelled a win for the charity sector, with the government backing down on measures that threatened charitable advocacy.

Foreign Donations Bill Could be in Breach of Constitution

Luke Michael, Friday, 12th January 2018 -  The Human Rights Law Centre is examining the legality of the government’s contentious foreign donations bill and said it was “likely” the bill would face a High Court challenge in

Australian Corporate Accountability Network Launches

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st November 2017 -  A group of civil society organisations, academics and individuals working to promote accountability and respect for human rights by Australian businesses, has launched the Australian…

Civil Voices Survey Takes the Temperature of Not for Profit Advocacy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  Social sector leaders in Australia are being called on to speak out about the ability of their organisations to advocate on matters of public interest, as part of a nationwide survey

Report Calls for Government to Defend Democracy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  The Australian government is being urged to take action to “defend democracy” and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest. A new Human Rights Law Centre report, backed

Court Rules Teenagers in Adult Jail Unlawful

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th May 2017 -  The detention of teenagers at a Victorian maximum security prison has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court – for the second time. In the judgement handed down on Thursday, Justice

Vic Govt Faces Legal Action Over Children in Barwon Adult Jail

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The Victorian government faces new legal action, led by the Human Rights Law Centre, to stop children being detained in Barwon prison. In the Supreme Court challenge, launched on

Court Rules Children in Barwon Prison Illegal

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st December 2016 -  The Supreme Court in Victoria has ruled that the transfer and detention of children to Barwon Prison is unlawful and they must be moved. The court ordered the children be moved to a suitable
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