EVENT: A fair go for refugees from Sri Lanka

EVENT: A fair go for refugees from Sri Lanka

Following the formal end of a 30 year civil war, the Sri Lankan government in 2009 engaged in a brutal offensive which resulted in the deaths of at least 40,000 Tamils. Tamils in Sri Lanka continue to face persecution and repression to this day. TAKE ACTION: Read more...
O’Farrell Attacks Marriage

O’Farrell Attacks Marriage

The O’Farrell Government has abolished the age-old common law rule of spousal immunity that says that a person cannot be found guilty of failing to disclose a crime committed by the person’s spouse or partner. See yesterday’s reporting here. Listen...

Bahrain Democracy Movement [Motion Debate]

This speech was delivered on 4 April 2012 in the NSW Upper House. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [9.52 a.m.]: I move: 1. That this House notes that: (a) 14 February 2012 marks one year since pro-democracy protests began in the Kingdom of Bahrain, calling for constitutional,...
Penalty notice scheme in urgent need of reform

Penalty notice scheme in urgent need of reform

The penalty notice scheme in NSW forms the backbone of the criminal justice system, issuing 2.8 million infringement notices in the 2010/11 financial year. However a Law Reform Commission Report has criticised the scheme as being opaque, inconsistent and inflexible...
Human Rights – innate or a political construct [Event]

Human Rights – innate or a political construct [Event]

On Sunday February 26 the Greens NSW Human Rights Working Group hosted a forum in Sydney around the idea of whether human rights are innate or a political construct. Speakers included David, Ed Santow from PIAC, and Meg Wallace, who was involved in drafting the...