Head of School Patrick Keyzer mentioned in The Australian

Patrick Keyzer

Professor Patrick Keyzer, Head of La Trobe Law School, appeared in The Australian newspaper on 16 August 2017 in an article titled ‘Barnaby Joyce in strife, legal experts say ‘. Patrick commented on how section 44(i) might impact Barnaby Joyce’s future in parliament. Read the… Continue Reading

Correcting the Record? Rebutting Five Flawed Defences of the Robodebt Programme

By Darren O’Donovan Today sees the publication of the Senate Committee on Community Affairs’ report into the Department of Human Services’ “robodebt” programme. This system first started to wedge its way into my life at the very tail end of… Continue Reading

2017 is the year for human rights

By Alex Virgo ‘We have human rights because we are human, but people don’t seem to understand that.’ It has been over a week since I attended the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights inaugural conference, but these words spoken by… Continue Reading

The 20 year queue: Family reunion for “genuine” refugees unlikely

By Vanessa Bacchetti and Kobra Moradi Imagine being told by the Government that you must wait 20 years to see your family. This happened to 22 year old Ali, a Syrian refugee. His story was told recently by Shen Narayansamy… Continue Reading

Family Reunion for Refugees in Australia: Restrictive laws and policies

PHOTO: by Abdul Karim Hekmat in the Guardian article: “Life and death on a bridging visa” (13 April 2016)

By Vanessa Bacchetti and Kobra Moradi Refugee Family Separation When refugees flee conflict or persecution in their home country, family members are often left behind or separated by borders or entire continents. The experience of displacement and resettlement involves a… Continue Reading