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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

Robyn Gulliver, 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

Government US Resettlement Agreement on Refugees Announced

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The federal government has reached a deal with the United States to resettle refugees from Nauru and Manus Island in what the prime minister has described as a “one-off only agreement”.…

Suppression of NFP Advocacy Damages Democracy – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 -  A new report has called on federal and state governments to stop using funding levers, ranging from gag clauses in funding agreements to targeted funding cuts, to suppress advocacy…

Tamil Asylum Seeker Claims Go to High Court

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  Asylum seeker lawyers have won the right to proceed to a full bench hearing of the High Court to challenge to the Federal Government's powers to detain and turn back asylum seekers…

The Castan Centre announces Global Interns

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th November 2011 -  The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law today announced its 2012 Global Interns, who will be working with nine leading human rights organisations on four continents. According to…

Victoria Backpedals on Human Rights

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th September 2011 -  Victoria could become the first state in the democratic world to wind back protection of human rights, the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Centre has warned. The warning comes after…
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