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Human rights case launched to protect sacred Doongmabulla Springs
First Nations rights advocate, Adrian Burragubba has launched new litigation aimed at preventing the destruction of the Doongmab...
Giovanni Torre 17 Feb 2024
BREAKING NEWS: Asylum seekers "dropped off" on north WA coast
A group of asylum seekers have been left on Western Australia's northern coast and have walked to Beagle Bay. The ABC reports th...
Giovanni Torre 16 Feb 2024
New South Wales enacts complete ban on spit hoods
NSW has become the latest jurisdiction in Australia to completely ban spit hoods with legislation passing parliament on Thursday...
Dechlan Brennan 8 Feb 2024
Thorpe Bill would end AG's power to block crimes against humanity cases from Australian courts
Senator Lidia Thorpe will introduce a Bill to strip Australia’s Attorney-General of their power to prevent the prosecution of ge...
Giovanni Torre 7 Feb 2024
Youth justice methods under the microscope as groups urge Queensland government to change approach to avoid further incarceration
Human rights, Indigenous and legal groups have written submissions to the Queensland Government, urging them to move away from t...
Dechlan Brennan 15 Jan 2024
$13.6m to expand efforts for First Nations international trade

The Federal Goverment has committed $13.6 million over four years to boost international trade and investment opportunities for Indigenous communities. The funding is designed to...

David Prestipino Dec 29, 2023
World stage important in fight for Indigenous rights

In the aftermath of the devastating referendum to establish an Indigenous Voice to Parliament there is renewed interest in Indigenous rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of...

Dr Hannah McGlade Dec 18, 2023
Family circumstances see children denied bail, report reveals

A disturbing lack of accountability and transparency around a fragmented youth justice system are just some of the findings in a report into the use of watch houses by the Queensla...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 13, 2023
Coalition, Labor combine to sink Senator Thorpe Bill to enshrine Indigenous rights

Labor and the Coalition have voted together to defeat a Bill from Senator Lidia Thorpe to enshrine in Australian law the rights established by the UN Declaration on the Rights of I...

Giovanni Torre Dec 6, 2023
Bail offences for young people skyrocket in Queensland

Information obtained by the National Indigenous Times has thrown light on the extent children are being charged by Queensland police for breaches of bail.  Since the beginning of...

Dechlan Brennan Nov 14, 2023
"Torture": Calls for Victoria to end effective solitary confinement of youth inmates

“I feel worn out, I don’t feel like making any changes . . . You can only stare at the four corners (of your cell) for so long. You don’t even get any sun.” These are the sentimen...

Dechlan Brennan Nov 13, 2023
Amnesty front UN to highlight the "deplorable state" of Canada’s relations with Indigenous Peoples

A delegation from Amnesty International Canada is in Geneva this week to highlight "the deplorable state" of Canada’s relations with Indigenous Peoples and systemic discrimination...

Giovanni Torre Nov 8, 2023
First Nations families have concerning views of the child protection system in Queensland

A new survey of more than 320 Queensland parents and family members has revealed more needs to be done to improve their experiences in the child protection system, with a significa...

Dechlan Brennan Sep 28, 2023
Pilbara's Kiwirrkurra community endures poor infrastructure and no running water for three years

The Pintupi people of the Kiwirrkurra community, a shire in eastern Pilbara in Western Australia, have not had access to clean running water, a basic human right, for three years....

Jess Whaler Sep 20, 2023
Nyikina community advocate Janine Dureau honoured with human rights award

Janine Dureau a Derby-born Nyikina woman, was announced as the 2023 Bill Armstrong AO Human Rights Award winner at an online event live-streamed from Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday...

Giovanni Torre Sep 14, 2023
Over 180 organisations condemn Queensland government's latest breach of Human Rights Act

More than 180 human rights, Indigenous and legal groups have written an open letter to the Queensland government, condemning their decision to allow children to be housed in adult...

Dechlan Brennan Aug 31, 2023
Queensland Family and Child Commission urges focus on children's universal human rights

The Queensland Family and Child Commission's inaugural Queensland Child Rights Report 2023 calls for the implementation of a comprehensive Children’s Plan in Queensland, which woul...

Giovanni Torre Aug 29, 2023
"Deliberately harmful:" Queensland government overrides state's Human Rights Act

The Queensland government has introduced legislation that is incompatible with Human Rights for the second time this year.  The legislation - implemented to allow children to be i...

Dechlan Brennan Aug 24, 2023
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