Category: Human Rights Law

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Same-Sex Marriage in Australia: Boarding the Train of Equality

The luxury of having an online information highway available at our fingertips means that Gen Y has the ability to cross-reference any asserted fact without having to take one’s word as gospel. Unlike our predecessors, our reasoning is not confined to words of our teachers, parents, and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Our reasoning is borderless, and…




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Are Strip Clubs and Brothels Under the Same Laws?

The Sex Workers Outreach Project, known as SWOP, believes that workers in the so-called sex industry should have the same protections under the law as workers anywhere and in any legal form of business. Concerning the Amnesty NSW (New South Wales) Consultation on Draft Sex Work Policy, SWOP has these opinions: * If strip clubs…




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Failing to ‘Acknowledge Country’: The Scarcity of Respect

I think we students generally don’t provide enough praise to our educators who are charged with the onerous duty of pulling the cord to the parachute of our minds. Throughout my seven-year tertiary academic journey I’ve had the pleasure of learning from a multitude of remarkable lecturers and tutors at Monash and RMIT University. But…




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‘Get a Fire in Your Belly’ for Indigenous Rights!

‘Get a fire in your belly’ was Jill Prior’s powerful message from the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service when she recently provided a moving presentation at the Progressive Law Network’s Legal (r)Evolution conference. It has been 20 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody made its 339 recommendations to essentially jam the revolving doors of our criminal…