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Labor had an opportunity to exhibit empathy and sense – It failed

Labor had an opportunity to exhibit empathy and sense – It failed

Despite positioning themselves as the party of empathy, and despite having nothing to lose, Labor has failed to stay true to their morals and decided to let the innocent suffer.

Forced organ harvesting in China is six times what the government claims

After a year-long investigation, a panel has found that instances of forcible organ transplants are far higher than what the Chinese government has previously stated.

“80% on Manus have severe mental health issues” – Director of Human Rights Watch speaks out

Manus Island continues to be a humanitarian crisis. Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch Australia believes that while headlines have changed, the facts have not.

“Australia needs a bill of rights” – Assange’s lawyer speaks out

Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.

Government rushes through legislation to crush criticism against it

In a bill that was rushed through last week, the Turnbull government has clamped down on freedom of expression under the guise of national security.

Julian Burnside: Every Immigration Minister since 2002 is guilty of human rights abuses

We need to recognise that the human rights abuses of asylum seekers is our nation’s awful legacy, and Julian Burnside knows who is to blame.

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The unpaid bill: Time to protect ourselves against our government?

As it stands, Australia is the only western nation that does not have a bill guaranteeing its citizens’ rights. With our trust in the system deteriorating, is it time for a sweeping change?

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