National Justice Project is partnering with Deadly Connections to create the Bugmy Justice Project. This innovative initiative seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of First Nations people and their community in the courtroom and tackle the deadly probem of over incarceration. We spoke to Sambavi Seermaran, a full-time solicitor working across the two organisations to lead the project.
Law Hack 2021: Disability Justice was a unique event that brought together bright minds, passionate hearts and brilliant professionals for one purpose: to tackle the injustices facing Australians living with disabilities with ground-breaking legal solutions. Across two energetic days on Thursday 14 October and Friday 22 October 2021, we convened 39 participants from the legal, community and advocacy sectors to …
The State body responsible for caring for children in Western Australia has been caught out failing to follow medical advice and provide adequate care to a First Nations child with disabilities. According to testimony at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability yesterday, doctors’ recommendations for assessment and treatment were not followed by the Department, leading to delays in diagnosis and access to treatment.
For Romina Reyftmann, her upbringing, skillset and education compel her to champion human rights issues and advocate as strongly as she can for National Justice Project clients.
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.
“I think once people are able to take a different world perspective…then they can have a more generous and compassionate view of the world that other people are in and struggles other people are having.”
Our submission discusses how implicit bias impacts First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and women in the legal system.
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.
No one should have to prove that they deserve to receive life-saving medical treatment. DWD18 had to take the Minister for Home Affairs to court to stay alive.
In spite of evidence that DCQ18 urgently needed to terminate her pregnancy, she was unable to do so without taking the Minister for Home Affairs to Court.