Aboriginal, ethnic, religious and community groups: Australia must retain strong and effective protections against racial vilification
10 December 2013
In a joint letter sent to the Attorney-General today, more than 150 organisations from all around Australia have highlighted the critical role that the Racial Discrimination Act has long played in combating racial hatred and protecting individuals and groups against discrimination and hate speech.
2 December 2013
Marriage equality advocates, defending laws allowing same-sex couples to marry, will tomorrow apply to intervene in the Australian Government’s attempt to strike down the ACT's new same-sex marriage laws in the High Court.
28 November 2013
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis's reform of Australia's racial vilification laws needs to tread carefully writes HRLC's Hugh de Kretser.
Freedom of expression and freedom from racial hatred: the racial vilification provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act explained
27 November 2013
This page contains materials and background information on Australia’s racial vilification laws, as well as link to further materials.
23 October 2013
The Human Rights Law Centre and has made public the legal advice it obtained from Mr Bret Walker SC and Perry Herzfeld, on behalf of Australian Marriage Equality, that confirms that the NSW Same-Sex Marriage Bill would be constitutionally valid. The advice follows reports that the Bill will be introduced and debated in the NSW Upper House on October 31st.
22 October 2013
Leading constitutional law experts have warned that the ACT’s marriage equality reforms will remain vulnerable to a High Court challenge unless they the ACT Government delivers on its commitment to pass amendments next week.
18 October 2013
A “game changing” expert legal opinion has found that a state-based same-sex marriage law proposed in Tasmania is constitutionally valid.