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Has Tim Wilson Been Silent on Forgotten Children Report?

The Human Rights Commission report into children in detention was publicly released a little while back (although it‘s been in the hands of the Government since last November, which is probably the basis for a story in itself and may go a long way towards explaining asylum seeker movement over the last few months). 2,724 more words

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The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) is an International NGO established in June 2008 with the aim to enhance and support both human rights and development by adopting new strategies and policies for real change. 89 more words


Censured: The problem is Brandis not Triggs.

Yesterday’s Senate censure of Attorney-General George Brandis for his treatment of Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs, has no direct constitutional or legal consequences. It is important, however, that the censure motion is on record as an example of attempts to bully into silence the head of a statutory authority the Attorney-General is obliged, in his job description, to defend against malicious attack. 246 more words


Trigger point....

The public stoush over the head of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has reached a new low with the Senate vote to censure the Attorney General… 598 more words


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.


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

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