Increasingly Working with Children Checks are being required for jobs where people do not work directly with children but who may work in close proximity to children, such as cleaners or gardeners. Amendments took effect in December of last year, which raise the bar even higher for people who have [...]
With thanks to the University of Melbourne, we broadcast a talk by Professor Bryan Stevenson about the American experience of injustice and parallels that can be drawn in Australia. Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Professor Stevenson graced the TED talk stage earlier this year to receive a standing ovation for his insights into the experiences of [...]
In recent months there have been several reports of police treating parties, especially underage house parties or warehouse parties, as quasi ‘public order’ situations and responding with heavy handed and at times violent policing tactics. Last Friday a warehouse party in Clifton Hill, attended by approximately 100 party-goers, was violently shut [...]
The issues surrounding young people being placed in adult prisons raises a raft of human rights and legal issues. Tonight we talk to Chantelle Higgs from the Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People (CHRIP) about these issues and their advocacy for the decarceration of young people.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was held on 21 March. Tonight on Done By Law we are talking to human rights lawyer Richard Clarke about the international law relating to the elimination of racial discrimination and Australia’s obligations under international law. Richard recently returned from Geneva [...]