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Anne Lane and the CCJP Working group members.
Posted Apr 16, 2014
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner, delivered the following address to the Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium in Melbourne, Victoria, on 1 April 2014. It was exactly 50 years ago that the most influential book written about Australian society was first published. Many of us remember Donald Horne's seminal contribution ...more
Posted Apr 15, 2014
Despite relentless talk of 'inclusion', many people with disabilities repeatedly find ourselves all dressed up with nowhere to go, writes Stella Young. In disability circles we hear a lot about inclusion. An organisation that employs people with disabilities among its staff is considered an 'inclusive' workplace. We refer to a school ...more
Posted Apr 14, 2014
Photo: The most notable split in views on climate change is driven by age. (Rachel McDowall: User submitted) More and more Australians are voicing support for climate change science, which suggests there could be trouble ahead for the Prime Minister as he looks to axe the carbon tax, ...more
Posted Apr 8, 2014
On a remote, sunny island, some 52 people have been detained for up to nearly five years without trial on secret evidence, with no prospect of release. A series of suicide attempts since 2012 speaks to their profound suffering. One man attempted to hang himself with a bedsheet. Another tried ...more
Posted Apr 4, 2014
As of 27th march 2014, the findings of the parliamentary inquiry into the Abbott Government's Direct Action plan are in. They echo what we've known for some time: the Direct Action policy just doesn't cut it. Australia's most respected scientists and economists are in agreement, we must do more – and ...more
Posted Apr 2, 2014
SBS Video, Audio & News Story: Thirty years ago a Dutch supply ship passing through the South China Sea rescued a boat of Vietnamese asylum seekers. Three decades on a Melbourne woman has been reunited with the ship's captain, the man her family calls their saviour. By: KRISTINA KUKOLJA Visit http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/03/31/vietnamese-refugee-reunites-cargo-ship-rescuer In February ...more
Posted Apr 1, 2014
Amid all the various news items over the last few days this important and negative change received very little debate or analysis. As many as 30,000 asylum seekers in detention in Australia will have to rely on pro bono immigration advice after a Federal Government decision to cut taxpayer funding for ...more
Asylum Seeker Policies: What's happening and how do we respond? - Copy of Paul Power's March 2014 Sunday Seminar
Posted Mar 28, 2014
The Moral Bankruptcy of Australia's Asylum Seeker Policies.
Drawing the Line - See the ABC Four Corners programme on the raid the office of Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery by agents from ASIO and the Federal Police.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
Late last year the office of Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery was raided by agents from ASIO and the Federal Police. They were looking for documents that linked his client, a former top Australian spy, to disclosures that Australia had bugged East Timor's Prime Minister and his advisors during crucial treaty talks ...more
Posted Mar 12, 2014
Many members of CCJP are actively involved with ACRATH (Australian Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and CCJP recommends supporting this excellent Easter egg campaign. Slavery-Free Easter Chocolate Campaign The Australian Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) are promoting slavery-free chocolates during the Easter season. ...more