Government must come clean on locking up ten year olds

For three days, Justice Minister Michael Keenan has repeatedly stated it is the government’s plan to include children as young as 10 in its new legislation for a Commonwealth pre-charge detention regime.

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Brandis' actions an insult to Family Court

It is just one day until Chief Justice Diana Bryant’s official farewell, and three working days until her statutory retirement.

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Family law review welcomed but more must be done

Labor welcomes the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the family law system, the first since the 1970s.

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Got your survey?

Labor is urging Australians to make sure they have received their marriage equality survey form in the post, and to contact authorities to address any irregularities.

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Survivors of child sexual abuse must not be short-changed by redress

All organisations responsible for horrific child sexual abuse must meet their obligations as part of the proposed national redress scheme.

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Report into National Integrity Commission

Labor welcomes today’s report by the Select Committee into a National Integrity Commission.

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Labor secures important concessions on safeguards bill

Labor remains steadfastly opposed to the government’s wasteful, hurtful $122 million postal survey on marriage equality – which we’ve already seen has inflicted hurt and suffering on vulnerable LGBTI Australians and their families.

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Porter must introduce redress legislation for survivors of child sexual abuse

The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter must urgently introduce legislation to establish a nationally consistent redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse.

 

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Now it's time to vote Yes

Today the High Court chose to uphold the Turnbull Government’s $122 million postal survey as constitutionally valid.

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Government needs to prevent Japan's illegal whaling activities

The announcement by Sea Shepherd today that it will no longer be conducting its protests in the Southern Ocean will put a renewed focus on what action the Australian Government is taking to prevent Japan from ignoring the agreed moratorium.

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