Month: August 2020

CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FOR ‘JUST US’:

Lange v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1997) All Australian citizens have a constitutional right to engage in political communication not limited to election periods. Lange v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1997)[1] is the leading authority for the implied freedom of political communication in the Australian Constitution: “…each member of the Australian community has an interest in disseminating …

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Education for Prisoners

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress.” – Kofi Annan Latest News Breakthrough in Prisoner Education OfferingsSouthern Cross University Now Open to PrisonersRAND (Reports on the efficacy of prison education programs)Prisoner Public Education AttackedDenying Education to the Willing: The Jeffrey McKane StoryComputers in Cells Roundtable DiscussionPrison Education Public Forum FootagePrison …

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OPCAT – Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

Latest News Prisoner Community AcknowledgementState-Sanctioned Sexual Assault: The Rally to Ban Strip Searches at Silverwater GaolDetainee Call: Advisory Group Position OPCAT Implementation AnalysisAnalysis: OPCAT Progress in South Australian PrisonsAustralian Human Rights Commission Report: Implementing OPCAT in Australia (June 2020)  OPCAT in the Context of COVID-19Looking in on the Inside: Why OPCAT is Needed for Australian …

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