UNSW Law

no to racism

The debate around amending Section 18C is a furphy: the law is there to guard against the most-damaging vilification, and very few cases end up in court, writes Luke McNamara.

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A tragic accident meant Ngoc Tram Nguyen could not realise her dream of studying Law at UNSW  but a scholarship established in her memory has made that dream a reality for others.

Petition

Australia lacks of an effective system for the community to petition their elected representatives, writes George Williams.

Queensland

Few realise that in the 1960s the Australian government planned to relocate the entire population of Nauru to an island off the Queensland coast, writes Jane McAdam.

Nauru

The Australian government must respond to the latest reports of abuse in Australia’s offshore processing centre on Nauru as it did with the children detained at Don Dale, write Madeline Gleeson and Khanh Hoang.

 

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Like the young man shackled to a chair, it seems Indigenous people have little say in their fate, writes Louise Taylor. 

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Barrister Bret Walker SC will speak about the tensions bewteen lawyers and the political process in the annual Hal Wootten Lecture on 4 August

juvenile justice

We already have the evidence base to address the problems inherent in juvenile detention. What we need is the political will and leadership to implement the solutions, write Melanie Schwartz and Chris Cunneen.

Myanmar

The National League for Democracy is leading a major peace process that could see not only an end to decades of conflict against armed ethnic groups, but also a way forward for constitutional reform, writes Melissa Crouch.

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A collaboration between UNSW Law and litigation funder IMF Bentham aims to make class action cases fairer for all involved.

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