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Don't make crime about race, Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner warns Melbourne

Don't make crime about race, Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner warns Melbourne

Chin Tan says it is 'highly misleading and counter-productive' to frame Melbourne’s problems with crime as a problem with African-Australian communities.

  • by Jewel Topsfield

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Ahead of visit, Australia urges China to halt Uighur mass detentions
China

Ahead of visit, Australia urges China to halt Uighur mass detentions

Australia has urged China to end the arbritary detention of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups in its vast western province of Xinjiang.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims
Islam

Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims

The remarks come as the Australia-China relationship shows signs of healing after a tumultuous period.

  • by Fergus Hunter
China dismisses criticism about mass detentions at UN
China

China dismisses criticism about mass detentions at UN

China once again rejected criticism of its treatment of ethnic Muslims, telling the UN the accusations of rights abuses were "politically driven."

Putting Bento Rodrigues back on the map after the dam disaster
Brazil

Putting Bento Rodrigues back on the map after the dam disaster

Three years since a BHP co-owned iron ore mining waste dam destroyed the lives of 19 people and the livelihood of thousands, a couple of hundred families are beginning to see progress.

  • by Lia Timson
The human rights Queensland is set to enshrine in law
Yvette D'Ath

The human rights Queensland is set to enshrine in law

The laws will mean government departments and private prisons will have to consider human rights when dealing with Queenslanders.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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Human rights bill to be introduced in Queensland this week
Government

Human rights bill to be introduced in Queensland this week

The Queensland changes were expected to be modelled on Victoria, where there is a freedom of privacy and expression.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Andrew Barr to start to close discrimination loophole next week
Gender equality

Andrew Barr to start to close discrimination loophole next week

It comes after a national debate over the right of religious schools to reject gay teachers and students. 

  • by Katie Burgess
Discrimination complaints in the ACT more than double: report
Disability

Discrimination complaints in the ACT more than double: report

In one complaint, a blind Canberran was refused service by a taxi driver because of his guide dog.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Sydney woman receives warnings from Saudi regime
world
Saudi Arabia

Sydney woman receives warnings from Saudi regime

Manal al-Sharif - a colleague of Jamal Khashoggi - is too frightened to return to her homeland to see her 12-year-old son.

  • by Patrick Begley
Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side
Human rights

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

PR images of a young, smiling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed crumble again with the disappearance and suspected murder of a journalist critic.

  • by Matthew Lee