Last Updated on 19/07/2018 by National Justice Project
Giving a voice to the voiceless and speaking out against injustice is an important part of our work.
Over the past month we’ve featured in the media for our work with Aboriginal people and refugees.
Our Principal Solicitor George Newhouse spoke out against Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s arbitrary October deadline for refugee asylum claims, featuring on Sky News - watch the video below.
We appeared for Professor Larissa Behrendt at the Royal Commission into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory. Professor Behrendt exposed the shocking statistics on child removals in the NT since the Government's "Intervention” and called for a more community-based and supportive solution to the problem.
We assisted the family of an Aboriginal man who died in custody to seek answers about his death in a South Australian prison.
George Newhouse also stood up for Indigenous land owners and criticised Attorney-General George Brandis’ misuse of proposed native title legislation in order to delay a Federal Court case that could derail the controversial Adani coalmine.