Tag: 18C

  • 18C Report Raises Questions about Joint Committee on Human Rights’ role

    18C Report Raises Questions about Joint Committee on Human Rights’ role

    The Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) wasn’t always as equivocal and uncertain as yesterday’s report on s 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (the RD Act) makes it seem. However, the JCHR’s role as one of the few Commonwealth bodies with a human rights mandate is becoming questionable. First, I will discuss the […]

  • Prior v QUT & ors – what does it all mean?

    Prior v QUT & ors – what does it all mean?

    Guest Post by Angus Macinnis Last Friday, the Federal Circuit Court handed down a decision dismissing claims made against three of the respondents in a discrimination case (the case will still continue against four other respondents). Normally, such a procedural ruling in the Federal Circuit Court would be more snooze-worthy than blog-worthy, but the case has […]