To mark the eight-year anniversary of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to refuse settlement to anyone who seeks asylum in Australia by boat, human rights advocates have come together to support the launch of a new podcast that explores how successive governments have abandoned the duty to protect refugees and people seeking asylum.
We asked Anita Heiss to prepare for our community an essential list of reading material which amplifies the voices of multicultural Australian communities and inspired action against racism.
“I think with the work that we do at the National Justice Project, even the smallest little thing that we do, allows someone to feel that they have a voice and that they’ve got the power to make change in their own life.”
Leetona Dungay, mother of David Dungay Jr., has announced that she is going to take her advocacy to the United Nations (UN).
“We have seen some kind of justice in the USA – when will we see justice in Australia?”
The National Justice Project is proud to announce its participation in the Partnership for Justice in Health, a coalition of advocacy organisations working together to tackle systemic racism in the health and justice systems.
Having grown up surrounded by human rights and social justice matters, it comes as no surprise that Steve Castan is an extremely hands-on and invested Chair of the National Justice Project’s Board.
“My daughter was only trying to help her partner when NSW Police officers laid their hands on her and threw her to the ground by her collar. She was simply assisting her partner manage her anxiety attack and did nothing to be treated so appallingly.”
The Coroner’s Court of Western Australia today ends a five-day inquest into the tragic death of teen boys Trisjack Simpson and Christopher Drage, who lost their lives during a police chase.
Today the NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has given a green light to a Sydney LGBTQI protest against homophobic legislation on Saturday, agreeing with protest organisers that the right to protest can be balanced with public health and safety risks.