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The economic cost of Australia’s asylum policies - Right Now

The economic cost of Australia’s asylum policies - Right Now | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it
Australia's asylum policies are not only inhumane, they are also ridiculously expensive. Asher Hirsch of the Refugee Council of Australia crunches the numbers.
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Pauline Hanson labels refugee retirement home housing plan a ‘disgrace’.

Pauline Hanson labels refugee retirement home housing plan a ‘disgrace’. | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

ONE Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has slammed a controversial plan to house 120 Syrian and Iraqi refugees alongside residents at a Victorian retirement village as an “absolute disgrace”.

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The Guardian view on international law: we need enforcement and example | Editorial

The Guardian view on international law: we need enforcement and example | Editorial | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it
Editorial: The crimes committed in the wars of the Middle East must in the end be punished. Meanwhile the west must not add to them
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Solicitor general says he was not fully consulted on revoking citizenship or marriage equality

Solicitor general says he was not fully consulted on revoking citizenship or marriage equality | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Extraordinary submission to Senate inquiry triggers Labor calls for George Brandis to resign, but attorney general maintains there was consultation

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Police refused Indigenous interpreter for witnesses to shooting, says legal service

Police refused Indigenous interpreter for witnesses to shooting, says legal service | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Witnesses to WA police shooting of Indigenous man did not speak English well enough to understand legal rights, says Aboriginal Legal Service

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Papua New Guinea asks Australia for help resettling refugees from Manus Island

Papua New Guinea asks Australia for help resettling refugees from Manus Island | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

After more than three years of ‘processing’, just 24 refugee men have been resettled across PNG, minister says

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Legal body sounds alarm after SA Indigenous death

Legal body sounds alarm after SA Indigenous death | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has spoken out following the death of a 29-year-old Indigenous man being held on remand in South Australia.

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International attention drawn to detainees on Manus Island and Nauru

International attention drawn to detainees on Manus Island and Nauru | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it
Lawyers have dispatched letters to New Zealand, Canada, Germany and the US in a bid to help resettle refugees that the group says Australia are keeping in offshore detention.
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Foreign students forced to leave children at home due to public school costs

Foreign students forced to leave children at home due to public school costs | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

International students and workers are being forced to leave their children in home countries as the ACT government reaps more than $1.4 million this yea

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Turnbull tells UN secure borders essential for managing global migration flow

Turnbull tells UN secure borders essential for managing global migration flow | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Australian prime minister argues porous borders and uncontrolled flows of migrants drains support for multiculturalism, immigration and aid to refugees

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Code of race ethics proposed for parliament to counter rise of One Nation

Code of race ethics proposed for parliament to counter rise of One Nation | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Exclusive: Labor weighs plan to invite parliamentarians to sign up to a set of principles respecting diversity and truthfulness

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Intellectually disabled encouraged to plead guilty to reduce jail time, inquiry told

Intellectually disabled encouraged to plead guilty to reduce jail time, inquiry told | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Indefinite detention of those ruled incapable of taking criminal responsibility creating incentive, experts say

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National Children’s Commissioner addresses UN Human Rights Council | Australian Human Rights Commission

National Children’s Commissioner addresses UN Human Rights Council | Australian Human Rights Commission | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

The National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, this week addressed the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by video.Commissioner Mitchell provided a video statement on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission on 23 September, as part of a panel discussion on the theme “Youth and human rights”.The panel discussion focussed on identifying challenges, best practice and lessons learned in relation to fulfilling the human rights of children and young people.

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LLS Human Rights Talks: With great power comes great responsibility – Human rights within the corporate sphere

LLS Human Rights Talks: With great power comes great responsibility – Human rights within the corporate sphere | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

On Monday 29 August 2016, the La Trobe Law School welcomed the Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Business and Human Rights subcommittee, Amy Sinclair to present a seminar on human rights and business. It is well regarded that modern human rights principles aim to avoid repeating the atrocities caused during the Holocaust…

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Mandatory sentencing for Queensland gang crime criticised by civil liberties group

Mandatory sentencing for Queensland gang crime criticised by civil liberties group | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Labor’s proposed anti-bikie legislation maintains controversial mandatory sentencing elements of previous law to encourage informants

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Ten countries host half of world's refugees: report

Ten countries host half of world's refugees: report | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

World's wealthiest nations accused by Amnesty of leaving poorer countries bearing the brunt of global refugee crisis.

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Second Indigenous man shot by Australian police in less than a week

Second Indigenous man shot by Australian police in less than a week | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Indigenous man shot by West Australian police after alleged altercation in which one participant ‘was armed with a knife’

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Mother Of 13 To Challenge Abortion Law In Court, With Christian Lobby Support

Mother Of 13 To Challenge Abortion Law In Court, With Christian Lobby Support | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

The case has been identified as "strategic" by the religious lobb

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We can't eradicate racism but telling its targets to grin and bear it isn't good enough | Tim Soutphommasane

We can't eradicate racism but telling its targets to grin and bear it isn't good enough | Tim Soutphommasane | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Australia’s values of civility and tolerance are being tested by anti-Muslim rhetoric in parliament – and society’s response will be crucial

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Family Reunion for Refugees in Australia: Restrictive laws and policies

Family Reunion for Refugees in Australia: Restrictive laws and policies | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

By Vanessa Bacchetti and Kobra Moradi Refugee Family Separation When refugees flee conflict or persecution in their home country, family members are often left behind or separated by borders or entire continents. The experience of displacement and resettlement involves a high degree of trauma and stress and is worsened when families are separated. Recognition of…

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Legal body sounds alarm after SA Indigenous death

Legal body sounds alarm after SA Indigenous death | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has spoken out following the death of a 29-year-old Indigenous man being held on remand in South Australia.

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Number of Indigenous people in NSW prisons doubles in 15 years

Number of Indigenous people in NSW prisons doubles in 15 years | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Indigenous people held on remand increased by 238% and 40% of them did not receive sentence of imprisonment

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Pauline Hanson says 49% support for ban on Muslim immigration is too low

Pauline Hanson says 49% support for ban on Muslim immigration is too low | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

‘People would have been in fear to answer the question,’ One Nation senator says of Essential poll, and claims actual figure would have been much higher

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Race discrimination commissioner criticises Pauline Hanson for stoking division

Race discrimination commissioner criticises Pauline Hanson for stoking division | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it

Exclusive: Tim Soutphommasane enters debate as Essential releases poll showing 49% of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration

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When we walked out on Pauline Hanson, we were reaching out to decent Australians| Richard Di Natale

When we walked out on Pauline Hanson, we were reaching out to decent Australians| Richard Di Natale | Human Rights Law | Scoop.it
This could be be the most divisive parliament in Australia’s history. But by standing up to racists, the Greens can help bring communities together
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