Committee Report: Brandis a danger to the rule of law

The final report delivered today by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee into the gross maltreatment of former Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has shown, once again, that Senator Brandis is not fit to hold the office of Attorney-General.

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Turnbull loses his backbone on 18C

Malcolm Turnbull has once again demonstrated his inability to stand up to the far right of his party, signalling this morning that he will support a Parliamentary inquiry into Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Labor concerned about 'opt-in' redress scheme

Federal Labor has concerns about the Turnbull Government’s proposed “opt-in” redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse.

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Brandis refuses to be accountable for his own government's actions

George Brandis’ “hear no evil, see no evil” approach to his day job of Attorney-General continues to defy believeability.

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Brandis must explain 15 day gap before he 'received' advice on Culleton

 

Senator Brandis’s statement this afternoon that Senator Culleton’s election may also be invalid raises more questions than it answers.

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Bob Day: What did Brandis know?

 

The government must immediately come clean on what and when it knew about the potential invalidity of Bob Day’s election to the Australian Senate.

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Domestic violence funding not enough

Labor welcomes today’s long-awaited allocation of funds for domestic violence legal services announced during the election campaign, but it does not go far enough to reverse the destructive cuts already inflicted by the Abbott-Turnbull Government.

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When will Turnbull give up on 18C?

This morning Prime Minister Turnbull once again opened the door to watering down race hate laws, proving he is incapable of listening to the Australian community who have told him loudly and clearly that they do not want change.

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ALRC inquiry into incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians

Labor welcomes today’s announcement that the Australian Law Reform Commission will undertake an inquiry into incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians, but calls for immediate action to address Indigenous justice issues.

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Brandis changes law for personal vendetta

Today we have had the shocking revelation that Attorney-General George Brandis personally targeted Justin Gleeson, in changing the law specifically to limit the independence of Mr Gleeson’s office.

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