Tackling modern slavery now a matter of legal compliance

A closer look at the new laws Australia has introduced at both State and Federal level to prevent slavery in corporate supply chains. By AMY…

Righting the relic: towards effective protections for criminal record discrimination

The recent case of BE v Suncorp Group Ltd [2018] AusHRC 121 drew attention to the matter of discrimination based on an employee’s criminal record….

Financial abuse and forfeiture

The extension of the forfeiture rule to cases of abuse against the vulnerable and elderly, as has been done elsewhere, may deter abusive behaviour. By…

The constitutional cost of combatting espionage and foreign interference

The Federal Government has introduced three Bills to combat foreign interference in our political and electoral systems. Two have been passed. By HANNAH RYAN.

Corporate accountability and transparency: a modern approach to combat slavery

Ethical supply chains are under the spotlight as the Commonwealth and New South Wales legislatures move to increase transparency about modern slavery. By JACK DE FLAMINGH…

25 years of the Disability Discrimination Act: success, stagnation & strengthening the law

Over the past quarter of a century, the Disability Discrimination Act has contributed significantly to social change for people with disability and has been used…

Private sponsorship of refugees and humanitarian entrants: risks and rewards for Australia*

A newly established Community Support Programme will enable communities, businesses and individuals to propose refugees and humanitarian entrants for resettlement to Australia.

Refugee assistance blitz: a race to bridge the access to justice gap

The gap in access to justice for people seeking asylum has become substantial. By SIMON BRUCK and NICOLE D’SOUZA.

What will the UN torture treaty mean for Australia?

Australia will ratify the UN’s Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by December 2017 and…

The High Court considers participation of deaf people in jury duty

The UN has recommended NSW take steps to accommodate the participation of deaf people on juries. By DAVID SPENCER, DR JEMINA NAPIER, DR SANDRA HALE…