Visibility for Justice: Bringing National Attention to Systemic Discrimination in Health Care

The National Justice Project works to tackle systemic injustice and racism in government institutions and part of our theory of change is bringing these issues to public attention via traditional and social media. The recent coronial inquest into the tragic death of Naomi Williams was one where the court heard hard evidence that there is a correlation between poor treatment …

Aboriginal Woman dies in custody 20 years after her father suffered same fate

The Aboriginal woman’s death comes twenty years after her father, Warren Cooper, died in custody after being found unresponsive in a police watch house in Albany. They were both 26 years old. Adj. Professor George Newhouse, Managing Director of the National Justice Project, is representing the family, and says they were “extremely distressed” by Ms Wynne’s death. Cherdeena’s mother, Shirley …

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ABF Targets Saudi Women Seeking Asylum

The ABC claims that Australia has been cancelling the visas of women on route to Australia, and summarily returning a number of women to transit countries.

These actions are a clear violation of the right to seek asylum, enshrined in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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All Kids Off Nauru

Lawyers, doctors and caseworkers welcomed the news that all of the critically sick children detained by the Australian government on Nauru were now receiving the medical care they need in Australia and the remaining children would be resettled in the US.

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NJP Launches Class Actions for Detainees on Manus Is & Nauru

Sydney, NSW 10-Dec-29, Human Rights Lawyers from the National Justice Project have launched two parallel class actions [aka representative actions] in the High Court, one for people seeking asylum who were transferred by the Australian government to Manus Island and the other for people seeking asylum who were transferred by the Australian government to Nauru. The legal team is being led …

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These Two Podcasts about the work of the NJP are worth listening to

If you want to understand the tragedy unfolding on Nauru & the behind the scenes work of the lawyers and social workers getting sick kids off Nauru you might like to listen to these two podcasts. Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children from Nauru – Part 1 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/australia-under-pressure-to-fix-nauru-v2/10429782  Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children …