Federal Labor welcomes the Interim Report of the Royal commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.Read more
The abuse of children in the care of institutions has been one of the most appalling chapters of Australia’s recent history.Read more
Last night’s defeat of changes to section 18C in the Senate is a victory for multicultural Australia of which we should all be proud.Read more
The debate over the government’s Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 has finally ended with a whimper.Read more
Today the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) Bill was withdrawn from debate in the Senate, thanks to George Brandis’ incompetent handling of the Bill.Read more
On Monday night the Australian Taxation Office made a significant revelation about the Bell Group matter – in March 2016, they suspected George Brandis was about to issue a direction to stop them intervening in the Bell High Court case, and they were so worried that they sought legal advice about how to handle that possibility.
The Government is falsely claiming that it is ‘strengthening’ the law by removing insult, offend and humiliate from section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.Read more
Today a Senate motion introduced by Labor and co-sponsored by Senators Jacqui Lambie, Derryn Hinch, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team condemning the government’s cruel cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) has passed the Senate.Read more