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Tag Archive | Civil Rights

Another life needlessly taken

A life was not lost. A life was taken. Stolen. Jordan Davis did not live to celebrate his 19th birthday today. He was shot by Michael Dunn. Michael Dunn drove away from the scene like this was a normal event. I don’t understand. I don’t understand any of it. The jury verdict is in. Dunn has been […]

Are decision makers adequately resourced?

In earlier articles I looked at the fee structure, international obligations and the growing pipeline of Partner Visa applications. Today I ask questions about the decision makers themselves. As the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) do not respond to questions from other than working journalists, my questions have not been answered. Consequently I […]

What price justice for love

There is a group of Australians struggling for justice that are ignored by the rest of the population. As a member of that group myself, I pay attention to developments in the field. Sadly, apart from myself, this group suffers in silence. These people suffer in silence out of fear. If you, a fellow Australian, […]

Tim Wilson as Human Rights Commissioner

I must say this appointment of Tim Wilson is an interesting development indeed. Let’s take a step back to January 23, 2013. “The Australian Human Rights Commission does not protect human rights and should be abolished,” Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs will […]

If this is feminism, you can keep it – Warning: discussion of rape and swearing

I think I might have been lying for 50 years. I’ve always considered myself a “feminist”: as in a firm believer in and fighter for gender equality. After the last 48 or so hours, I’ve changed my mind. Either that or my IQ must have recently dropped about 60 points or so. Subsequent to a […]

The battle of feminist ideologies

Interesting day, there seems to be an all out war of feminist ideologies. Interesting, because I do actually have a DtJ number and I’ve had a small debate with Helen Razer, author of Destroying the point, over physiology in the past. That resulted in my writing So what if male and female brains are different? I’ve been […]

What the hell is happening to the “civilised” western world?

I brought my family here from what is arguably a third world country.  Now I am left trying to explain to them why the western world seems to be crumbling before our very eyes.  I’d like to take a couple of prime news issues from the last couple of days to illustrate. Let us first […]

Ranjini needs our help to encourage the government to find a better way

There has also been media coverage.  Below is a quotation from Ranjini’s husband in an article appearing in The Age. “We were happy and the kids were even happier … we wanted to start new life with hope. But now we are shocked…We are separated. There has been too much pain before. Are we going […]

Is the law an ass?

Charles Dickens must have felt there was some truth to the thought, as the character of Mr Bumble expresses this sentiment in Oliver Twist. I have been trying to find a way to seek restitution from the Government for the financial, emotional and physical costs incurred during our journey.  It seems that should I be […]

Do you need representation for a Partner Visa?

On Partner/Spouse Visa Denied? I don’t specifically recommend representation by a migration agent or lawyer for either an initial visa application or an MRT appeal.  Each couple must make their own decision.  These are my personal thoughts on this question.  I re-iterate my statement from Applying for a partner visa?: I am NOT a migration agent.  Anything I say […]