Tag: Victoria

  • COVID vaccination mandates do not contravene Australia’s human rights laws

    COVID vaccination mandates do not contravene Australia’s human rights laws

    By AAP FactCheck, expert commentary by Maria O’Sullivan and others WHAT WAS CLAIMED COVID-19 vaccination mandates are at odds with the 1986 Human Rights Commission Act OUR VERDICT False. Experts say the legislation in question does not have any relevance to vaccine mandates in Australia. Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) senator Gerard Rennick says there are human […]

  • As the High Court challenge to abortion clinic ‘safe access zones’ begins, there is much at stake

    As the High Court challenge to abortion clinic ‘safe access zones’ begins, there is much at stake

    By Tania Penovic, Monash University; Caroline Henckels, Monash University, and Ronli Sifris, Monash University Victorian and Tasmanian laws around safe access zones at abortion clinic are being challenged in the High Court. Photo: AAP/David Moir From October 9-11, the High Court of Australia will hear a challenge to the constitutional validity of Victorian and Tasmanian legalisation […]

  • Second Time’s the Charm – 2015 Review of the Victorian Charter

    By Adam Fletcher Late last month, Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula tabled the Report from the second review of the State’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter). Thankfully, unlike the previous scheduled review in 2011 (conducted by a parliamentary committee), this one does not recommend the Charter be gutted. On the contrary, it […]

  • Jeopardising access to justice for people experiencing mental illness

    Guest Blogger: Catherine Leslie, Mental Health Legal Centre For many people with mental health issues in Australia, infringements on human rights and inequality are everyday lived experiences through forced psychiatric treatment and detention and restrictions on their ability to manage their own affairs.  The many social and economic disadvantages they encounter mean that free independent […]

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