Gillian Triggs has proved herself so far above the pitiful scrabblings of the shrivelled souls who want her to stop saying that we shouldn’t subject children to institutional abuse that she has forced them to reveal themselves for what they are.
Signal Boost: Beatrice Mtetwa
Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is making two appearances this week in Sydney, on Thursday and Friday.
Big gaps in justice system for people with disabilities – new report
“According to a new report, people with disabilities are over-represented within prison, with rates of mental illness and brain injury far above the general population. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also more likely to have disability, particularly children. People with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence, with 90% of women with intellectual disability reporting sexual abuse in one study, most before they turned 18.”
Media Circus: Abbott’s Xmas gifts to the nation edition
If it looks like us pesky citizens might demand a say in what will happen to our country, the Abbott Government’s response is to simply stop the flow of information.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
The UN General Assembly this week voted to allow LGBT people to be executed without cause
I have no words.
UK Guantanamo detainee settlements
This settlement allows the government to kick the formal inquiry about government complicity in maltreatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a judicial review, of which the most obvious benefit is that secret papers from the intelligence services will not be subpoenaed to be presented in an open court.
A month of detention without review
Imagine a world in which you could be held by a government agency, against your will, for up to a month.
If you have a mental illness, that is now a real possibility.
Rally in Canberra September 7: Homebirth: What’s the Crime? Guest post by Janet Fraser
This is a guest post by Janet Fraser, National Convenor of Joyous Birth, the Australian homebirth network, also blogging at Looking Glass Alice. It is cross-posted here. With a background in academia and feminist activism, Janet brings a wealth of… Read More ›
Mabo – what it means, what it doesn’t mean
Jo Tamar is a human rights lawyer who blogs about things that catch her eye relating to feminism and equality generally. At the moment, she is attempting to post regularly about issues affecting Indigenous Australians in order to help raise… Read More ›
Quick hit: New Centrelink “equality” to hit older lesbians the worst
SMH: “Gay couples to face new era of financial discrimination” Adele Horin December 6, 2008 A major achievement of the Rudd Labor Government is the recent passage of historic legislation to remove discrimination against gay and lesbian couples from dozens… Read More ›