Tag: RDA

  • 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 […]

  • Freedom, the sublime and the patriotic

    Speech to Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Gala Dinner by  Keynote Speaker Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner During the past year or so, I have been constantly asked two questions with unerring predictability. One: Should the Racial Discrimination Act be amended? Two: How is everyone getting along at the Australian Human Rights […]

  • Freeing the RDA ‘Free Speech’ submissions

    Some submissions on the proposed amendments to S18C & D, Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth): by Melissa Castan The Australian Government is currently considering amendments to section 18C and D of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, and in March 2014 called for submissions on an exposure draft (available here). It has been estimated that over 5000 […]