Over 300 organisations, businesses, and community groups have signed on to a joint letter to all Federal MPs and Senators calling on them to take urgent action on the devastating situation in Afghanistan. The joint letter was sent to all Parliamentarians on 18 August and urges 7 practical steps that the Australian Government can take to provide safety for people from Afghanistan and to show leadership on the global stage.
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.
Leetona Dungay, mother of David Dungay Jr., has announced that she is going to take her advocacy to the United Nations (UN).
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.
“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.”
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.
Commenting on the recent protests in the Christmas Island detention facility, George Newhouse, Principal Solicitor and Director of the National Justice Project, has said tension has been building up over recent months at the facility. “The federal government has a policy of keeping detainees in harsh and inhumane conditions to force them to leave Australia, this disturbance should not be …
Refugees who were detained by the government in Nauru and Papua New Guinea have secured a major legal victory in the High Court of Australia against the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton. The High Court of Australia has ruled that the Federal Court has the power to hear the cases of over 50 refugees and asylum seekers, after the …
The Attorney General of Western Australia, Hon. John Quigley MLA, has rejected calls for a public inquest into the role of police in the death of baby Charlie Mullaley, while approving a parliamentary inquiry into the role of the family law system in a Margaret River mass-shooting. Family members speak out: The Mullaley family has spoken out on the Attorney …
The National Justice Project is representing the family of Omid Masoumali who died in Brisbane in 2016 following an emergency medivac from Nauru after he had set himself on fire.
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