THE LAUNCH this week of a new report on Australia 's crumbling mental health system repeats the message that mental health consumers, their carers and their clinicians have been shouting out for years - Australia 's mental health system is in crisis.
Friday 21 October 2005
The economic development of indigenous owned land has been a prominent issue debated in recent weeks. There have been various proposals to shift the ownership of indigenous land from community to individual control to further the economic progress...
Wednesday 11 May 2005
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Wednesday 6 April 2005
There are lots of jokes about how people stop having babies when they find out what causes it, and maybe the abortion debate is that simple. We need to make sure men and women know what causes it so they can decide if that is what they want. This is...
Sunday 21 November 2004
Media reports and repeated allegations of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in US custody have raised fundamental questions about Australia's human rights obligations as part of the "coalition of the willing" .
Monday 21 June 2004
Four weeks ago today, a report was tabled in Federal Parliament that detailed numerous and repeated breaches of the human rights of children in our detention centres.
Thursday 10 June 2004
The problem is liability, legal liability. Under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), employers large and small may be at least vicariously liable for incidents of sexual harassment involving their staff. This includes incidents on business...
Thursday 8 April 2004
Sexual harassment, like bullying and other forms of personal power politics, is very hard to stop. Sure, the victim wants it to stop and is always grateful for assistance. Certainly, it embarrasses and sometimes distresses bystanders, but the...
Wednesday 31 March 2004
You'll be pleased to know that Australians don't think sexual harassment is political correctness gone mad. In those cases where people witness it happening to others, 87 per cent of us do something about it. Actions range from confronting the...
Wednesday 24 March 2004
Thank goodness for common sense. The report of the House of Representatives Committee into child custody contains sufficient of this rare commodity to confirm the importance of getting our elected representatives to listen to us. It is just such a...
Wednesday 31 December 2003