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PLPRU makes a submission on Racial Discrimination Act ss 18C, 18D

PLPRU members the Hon. Catherine Branson QC, Associate Professor Laura Grenfell, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, Professor Emerita Rosemary Owens AO and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, have written a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975. The Joint Committee has been asked by the Attorney-General to report […]

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Adelaide scholars oppose changes to protections against racially motivated hate speech

The Commonwealth government recently sought public submissions on proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The proposed amendments replace the existing provisions that protect against racially motivated hate speech (ss 18B-18E), with a new provision: (1)   It is unlawful for a person to do an act, otherwise than in private, if: (a) the […]

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Remembering Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen

On 11 May, Alex Reilly participated in a Symposium at the Melbourne Law School to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen (1982) 153 CLR 16. Koowarta was of great significance in relation to the interpretation of the external affairs power. The Commonwealth Aboriginal Land Fund Commission (ALFC) brought a pastoral lease on the […]

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