National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces Every person has the right to work in a safe environment that is free from harassment. The unfortunate reality is that sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces. Sexual harassment can have severe physical, psychological and emotional impacts on victims. Further, it can have ramifications for organisations such Read more about National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment[…]

Government’s Facial Recognition Scheme has its Risks

Proposed facial recognition system aims to support criminal investigations The Government have plans to run a facial recognition system for criminal investigations using a real-time database of people’s driving licenses, passports and citizenship documents. This system would see all levels of government sharing data, and giving police agencies access to facial recognition and identity data. The Government is Read more about Government’s Facial Recognition Scheme has its Risks[…]

The Right to be Forgotten… Should it Exist in Australia?

Have you ever had an image, video or post about you that you prayed would never go viral? The reality is that the widespread use of the Internet means that such content spreads like wildfire. Some of this content can be extremely personal and cause more harm than just embarrassment. In May 2014 the European Read more about The Right to be Forgotten… Should it Exist in Australia?[…]

Secret Police Blacklist Targets Young People and Aboriginal People

NSW Police are targeting minority groups with a secret blacklist. The Suspect Target Management Plan (STMP) is a police list that identifies people who police believe are at risk of committing an offence in the future. 55% of STMP targets are Aboriginal and almost half are under the age of 25. Children as young as Read more about Secret Police Blacklist Targets Young People and Aboriginal People[…]

Slave-Like Treatment in Embassies

The most recent Four Corners’ episode Behind Closed Doors has revealed that, behind the doors of diplomatic embassies domestic staff are trapped in slave-like working conditions. This is extremely concerning given that these places are isolated and hidden from plain sight. Vulnerable and helpless embassy workers Before coming to Australia these workers agree to enter Read more about Slave-Like Treatment in Embassies[…]

Indigenous Recognition in the constitution – the way forward?

If 85% of people are in favour of recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution – a record percentage of support – then why hasn’t it happened yet? What is holding back an crucial reform that is widely supported? Australian resistance to constitutional change The explanation begins with Australia’s history of resistance to constitutional change. Out of 44 Read more about Indigenous Recognition in the constitution – the way forward?[…]

Australia’s Prison Overcrowding Epidemic

Australia is facing an epidemic, and no, we are not in a law and order crisis. In fact, that very perception is part of the problem of Australia’s rampant prison overcrowding. Recent BOCSAR statistics show a 10% increase in Australia’s prison population over the past year, resulting in a ten year high of 33,791 prisoners Read more about Australia’s Prison Overcrowding Epidemic[…]

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