Tag: indigenous

  • Our Damning report on the Intervention

    Our Damning report on the Intervention

    By Caitlin McInnis In anticipation of the Prime Minister’s “Closing the Gap” report to Parliament this morning, on Monday we released a study on the Northern Territory Intervention’s impact on this signature government policy. Our report is a damning assessment, and the numbers shocking. The Intervention was introduced in 2007 by the Howard Government and, […]

  • Andrew Forrest’s Healthy Welfare Card – A BasicsCard with added Human Rights?

    By Adam Fletcher Last year mining magnate Andrew Forrest was commissioned by the Australian Government to conduct a review of Indigenous jobs and training. One of Forrest’s recommendations was a ‘Healthy Welfare Card,’ an idea which might be more familiar to readers in the form of the previous Government’s ‘BasicsCard’ (perhaps a new name was […]

  • Joint Statement of Support for Adam Goodes

    Today, a coalition of organisations has endorsed a statement in support of Sydney Swans player and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes. The statement was prepared by the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, the Australian Human Rights Commission and ANTaR. The Castan Centre is proud to be one of the endorsing organisations. The full text […]

  • The 2015 Human Rights Report – Going to jail for not having a birth certificate? It happens

    By Paula Gerber and Melissa Castan This article is featured in the 2015 Castan Centre Human Rights Report. We will be featuring the articles on the blog throughout the month of May.  It is well known that millions of children around the world never have their births registered. UNICEF puts the total number of unregistered births at 230 […]

  • The 2015 Human Rights Report – Indigenous Rights 2014/5: Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts?

    By Stephen Gray and Melissa Castan This piece is featured in the 2015 Castan Centre Human Rights Report. We will be featuring the articles on the blog throughout the month of May.  In the past twelve months, Australian Indigenous affairs have witnessed three so-called ‘developments’: more weighty and bewildering government reports; more unsuccessful test cases brought by […]

  • What can Australia learn from other countries about Birth Registration?

    By Paula Gerber and Amalia Fawcett Birth registration and birth certificates are very topical at the moment, with the Victorian Law Reform Commission releasing its community report on this issue. The report, which contains 26 recommendations, is intended to make it easier for people to register the births of their children and reduce the cost […]