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An Open Letter to the Rest of The World

Dear the rest of the world,

On behalf of many Australians, I write to express our profound embarrassment over the way in which the President of the Human Rights Commission (HRC), Gillian Triggs has been treated by the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, and a number of his government officials. 263 more words

Australian Politics

Repost: We care about Refugees

Dear Australian politician who cares about refugees,
Et al: anyone responsible for refugees.

Sigh.

Can I be honest with you?

Every time I hear about asylum seekers, I feel like another piece of hope peels away. 448 more words

Attitudes And Culture

Tricky Triggs report hopelessly emotional

“Wild accusation, colourful paraphrasing and repetitively themed doomsday imagery are the hallmarks of political emotionalism, a persuasive doctrine that undermines realism as the evidentiary standard in Western academe, law and government. 360 more words

Freedom's just another word ...

From the address to the National Press Club by Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, 18th February 2015. I’ve indicated by my much beloved ellipses where I have chosen to leave words out. 340 more words

18C and Religious Offenses

Simon Leitch*

Brisbane, February 18, 2015 (Alochonaa):In the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo killings, Western democracies continue to struggle to reconcile their rhetorical commitment to free speech with their legal commitments to stamp out hate speech and racial vilification. 966 more words

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Legal Fraternity Defend Gillian Triggs in Abbott Govt Scrag Fight!

Australia’s peak law bodies and academics have thrown their support behind the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, warning that attacks on her by the federal government are a threat to democracy. 354 more words

Australian Politics