Business & Law

Human Rights

Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees, write George Williams and Daniel Reynolds.

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UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston will outline how extreme inequality and poverty violate human rights when he delivers a free public lecture at UNSW on Thursday 10 August. 

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Debates about freedom of speech, privacy, anti-terror laws and ASIO powers make George Williams’ book urging a national charter of rights more timely than ever.

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Gail Kelly, former Westpac CEO, has donated $1 million and her skills and experience as a business leader and mentor to UNSW for an international exchange program with South Africa.

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In the absence of a Bill of Rights, defamation law may be the best way to regulate privacy and free speech online, a UNSW research paper suggests.

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Anyone can use a discretionary trust but the beneficiaries of trusts are usually all part of the one family, writes Dale Boccabella.

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The Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW, Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, is the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Prize.

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President Donald Trump’s shift to focus on trade may have unintended consequences, UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt has warned. 

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A simple referendum question about consitutional change would leave the parliament to handle the detail of how to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a voice in the legislative process, writes Rosalind Dixon.

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The Referendum Council’s report is the conclusion of 18 months of consultation and discussion, including six months of regional dialogues with Indigenous people.

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