Why Geert Wilders should be allowed to visit Australia

Our borders should not be used to control access to unpopular ideas, and in the internet age such efforts are futile.According to reports, Lebanese Muslim Association president Samier Dandan​ has advised the Prime Minister not to grant a visa to...
Monday 12 October 2015
Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner

Domestic violence: $100 million funding raises hope in a week of tragedy

  By Professor Gillian Triggs and Commissioner Megan Mitchell.We can no longer tolerate the loss of innocent lives, or allow children to be exposed to such horrific crimes.This week we have seen at least four lives tragically cut short at the hands...
Friday 25 September 2015
Professor Gillian Triggs, President

Domestic violence: $100 million funding raises hope in a week of tragedy

By Professor Gillian Triggs and Megan MitchellThis week we have seen at least four lives tragically cut short at the hands of a partner or family member. Two of these victims were a mother and her unborn baby; the others a 12-year-old girl and a 17-...
Friday 25 September 2015

Why empowering women is a crucial economic reform that boosts GDP

Empowerment of women is a critical economic reform in many countries, particularly those with ageing populations.The Second World Assembly for Women (WAW), convened by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and held in Tokyo on 28-29 August, represents...
Friday 4 September 2015
Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Melburnians rightly rose to defend freedom

The increasing paramilitarisation of wandering bureaucrats was always going to lead to overreach that united everyone in favour of defending civil liberties.On Friday, the government's rebranded immigration enforcement agency, Border Force, was...
Sunday 30 August 2015
Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner

Border Force: preserving freedom doesn't sit with governments

The increasing paramilitarisation of wandering bureaucrats was always going to lead to overreach that united everyone in favour of defending civil liberties.
Saturday 29 August 2015

Gays and parents both have rights

School should be a safe space for everyone to ­develop and learn. No ifs. No buts. Yesterday a media storm developed around the decision of Burwood Girls High School deciding to celebrate Wear It Purple day and screening the film Gayby Baby. The two...
Thursday 27 August 2015
Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner

Gays and Parents Both Have Rights

School should be a safe space for everyone to develop and learn. No ifs. No buts.Yesterday a media storm developed around the decision of Burwood Girls High School deciding to celebrate ‘Wear it Purple’ day and screening the film ‘Gayby Baby’.The...
Thursday 27 August 2015
Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner

Marriage equality: Name-calling won't convince anyone

Calling people a ‘homophobe’ or ‘bigot’ because they aren’t advocates for same-sex couples marrying won’t do anything to help change the law.In an article on SameSame last week, Doug Pollard argued he was “sick and tired of hearing heterosexual,...
Tuesday 25 August 2015
Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner

Same-sex marriage poll puts religious freedom in danger

Religious freedom could be seriously compromised if a referendum were held on whether same-sex couples were allowed to marry.Following the events of the week numerous people have talked up a referendum, not a plebiscite, as the “public vote” on...
Friday 14 August 2015
Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner

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