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Tag Archive | Human Rights

Open letter in support of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Originally posted on Castan Centre for Human Rights Law:
The following open letter was sent to editors of a number of Australian media publications regarding recent political attacks on the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs. Its signatories included a number of Castan Centre academics. If you would like to add…

Jones felt burning heat and fierce throbbing

Continued from Pain.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Some semblance of quiet settled over the tent. The baby was quiet now and the soft murmur of the women’s voices hung in the air as a reminder of the cycle of life. It […]

Pain

Continued from Blood spurted from the ripped flesh.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones came to in excruciating pain. “Good, you’re awake.” Jones heard the familiar Australian accent and for a moment thought he was back in Canberra. “Pain”, he croaked, “Give […]

Blood spurted from the ripped flesh

Continued from Destination Madagascar.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones didn’t sleep. No-one slept. Sometime tomorrow they would see land, yet none of them knew what sort of welcome they would receive. A silence had enveloped the boat, save for the throbbing […]

Destination Madagascar

Continued from The rain seemed relentless.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Within two days, Jimmy had said. Within two days they would hit Madagascar. Jones realised he hadn’t even thought about where they were going, other than it was close […]

The rain seemed relentless

Continued from Jones prayed. If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. The Indian Ocean is not a friendly place. The world had learnt much more about this particular part of the world when a Malaysian Airlines flight had disappeared. The currents, the […]

Jones prayed

Continued from He felt the tip of a blade. If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones had always been a religious man. Or so he believed. He knelt in the cramped space and prayed. Prayed for his family, for his colleagues, for […]

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, […]