Marriage equality Bill strikes the right balance

On 15 November, a resounding majority of Australians answered ‘yes’ to removing discrimination from the Marriage Act.

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Footage released today of illegal whaling in the Antarctic

The release today of distressing footage featuring the killing of whales in our oceans is deeply troubling. This footage is from the 2008 Australian Customs mission to the Antarctic.

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Uber breach: Australians still without data breach notification


Uber breach: Australians still without data breach notification


Brandis must come clean on Family Court

Reports today that George Brandis is planning a “radical overhaul” of the courts system by Christmas are highly concerning.

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Time for action on redress

There are just four sitting weeks left for 2017 – and time is running out for action from this government in establishing a redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse.

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Labor welcomes judicial appointments

Labor welcomes the appointment of Chief Judge John Pascoe AC CVO as Chief Justice of the Family Court, and Will Alstergren QC as Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court.

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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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