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Protecting abortions in Australia after Roe v Wade

In Australia, abortion laws are mandated by each state. There is no constitutional right to an abortion nor any codified Federal protection. A situation like the sudden overturning of Roe v Wade wouldn’t happen in Australia. However that doesn’t eliminate the risk that abortion safeguards could face erosion. Medical abortion and surgical abortions Abortions includes …

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Protecting abortions in Australia after Roe v Wade

Mammoth fines for unions supporting essential worker strikes

The NSW Government plans to dramatically increase fines for unions that take strike action not approved by the State. NSW Labor leader Chris Minns said Labor will block the new bill and criticised the new premier for failing to do what his predecessor was capable of. “To give credit to Gladys Berejiklian, she seemed to …

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Mammoth fines for unions supporting essential worker strikes

Privacy laws in New South Wales

Protection of privacy is an ever-growing area of concern in the digital age. While there is no current tort for breach of privacy, there are statutory provisions which govern the collection, use and disclosure of private information. Commonwealth Legislation Commonwealth agencies and organisations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million are covered under …

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Privacy obligations in New South Wales

Push to ban spit-hoods nationwide after continued use in Northern Territory

After the continued use of spit hoods on kids in the NT, advocates are pushing for nationwide ban on the barbaric devices. If you wish to support the move to ban spit hoods: SIGN THE PETITION HERE The NT News confirmed today that all states except for Queensland and Northern Territory stopped using spit hoods …

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Push to ban spit-hoods nationwide after continued use in Northern Territory

Racial discrimination: Indigenous Academics file complaint against petrol station

Two prominent Indigenous academics each launched a racial discrimination complaint against a service station in Townsville. Professor Gracelyn Smallwood and Dr Stephen Hagan say that they were discriminated against in two separate incidents. Both times, fuel attendants locked their pumps while non-Indigenous customers were free to fill their cars up. Racial discrimination: “It happens to me …

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Racial discrimination complaint: Indigenous Academics file complaint against petrol station

Indigenous man asks High Court for compensation for immigration detention

An Aboriginal man is taking his claim to the High Court after being held in immigration detention for 14 months. In 2020, the High Court determined that Indigenous Australians could not be “aliens” under the Constitution. As such, Brendan Thoms asks the Court for compensation for the 14 months he was in detention. The Gunggari …

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Indigenous man faces High Court seeking compensation for immigration detention

NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

The Northern Territory government is resisting calls to ban the use of spit hoods on children. New data has shown that the use of spit hoods on children increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spit hoods had been used 27 times on children since 2018, and chair restraints six times. The youngest child was 12 years …

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NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

“State-Sanctioned Discrimination”: Religious discrimination bill debate heats up

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has secured Coalition support for amendments to the Religious Discrimination Bill (the Bill). The amendments only partially protect gay students, and completely overlook trans students. The incomplete protections seem to neglect the commitment Morrison made to Anthony Albanese in writing on 1 December. Morrison promised to prevent “any form of discrimination …

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State-Sanctioned Discrimination Religious discrimination bill debate heats up

Two deaths in three days: Junee Private Prison

Two inmates have lost their lives inside a private prison in the NSW Riverina region within 3 days. A 47-year-old man died in his cell after testing positive to covid-19 at Junee Correctional Centre. Three days later, a 48-year-old woman passed away, within the same facility. Inadequate management of COVID-19 in private prison Prisoner Advocate …

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Two deaths at Junee private prison in 3 days

People with disability at risk due to acute disability support staff shortages

Disability support workers around the country are sick or isolating, leading to acute staff shortages across the entire sector. A lack of resources and inability of the NSW Government to reign in the latest outbreak has caused havoc across the disability sector. Fears grow for those requiring support, especially if they require specialised COVID care. …

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People with disability at risk due to acute staff shortages
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