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Australia's Proposed New Counter-Terror Laws Will Target Teenagers
If passed, the laws will lower the age that control orders can be applied and extend the period police can hold a terror suspect without charge.
Talking to Australia’s Post Art-Start Generation of Artists
We asked a few art students and recent grads about what they're going to do after this current round of funding cuts truly sinks in.
This One Man Now Controls Art in Australia
The Australian Arts Council was designed to take discrimination out of arts funding. In this week's Federal Budget, George Brandis put it back in.
Indigenous Legal Services Already Feeling the Imminent Funding Cuts
"For every one lawyer that we lose, that's 240 Indigenous people that will miss out on representation."
Australia Allegedly Pressured Human Rights Chief to Quit After Report on Children in Detention
The Australian Federal Police are investigating whether the government tried to corruptly entice Gillian Triggs into leaving her post as Human Rights Commission president.
asia & pacific
Australia's Former Intelligence Chief Is in an Awkward Position Ahead of Sydney Siege Inquiry
Australia is conducting a complete review of law enforcement, intelligence, immigration, and justice following the Sydney Siege, but the role of one former intelligence chief in the government could cast a shadow over it.
What We Can Learn From Hicks vs. Brandis
David Hicks, a former detainee of Guantanamo Bay, heckled Federal Attorney-General George Brandis at a Human Rights Award ceremony in Sydney.
asia & pacific
Australia Is Locking Up Mentally Impaired Aboriginal Men in Jail Indefinitely
A government commission found that the country didn't live up to human rights obligations when it allowed individuals who could not be tried in court to be indefinitely incarcerated.
Indonesia Did Terrible Things in East Timor — and Australia Doesn't Want You to Know About Them
Australia's government is fighting the release of documents that could shed light on the deaths of more than 200,000 people during Indonesia's occupation of East Timor.
Changes to Australian Security Laws Will Make Illegally Obtained Evidence Permisable in Court
It will also grant intelligence personnel immunity when they break the law, allow the use tracking devices without warrants, and increase jail terms from 2 to 10 years for leaking information. More stunningly, the bill is being passed by politicians...
asia & pacific
New Australian Anti-Terror Laws Could Bring the Mandatory Recording of Private Data
The government says the changes are being made due to the internal security threat posed by Australian jihadists. Advocates disagree.
Racism And Technology Is Evolving Faster Than The Law
When it comes to dealing with public discrimination, Australia has the state and federal legislation, but not the teeth.
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