The Problem with a Plebiscite: Why a Poll on Marriage Equality Can Only Cause Harm

Lily Neilson La Trobe Law School

By Lily Neilson As part of this year’s Federal Budget, the Turnbull government announced a nation-wide plebiscite will be held on marriage equality later this year. Australians will be asked to vote ‘yes’ if they are in favour of broadening the… Continue Reading

Broader Social Change under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth): The Importance of Adopting a Rights-Based Approach

Angela Liantzakis La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

By Angela Liantzakis Disability is experienced by one in five Australians. Many Australians with disabilities, as well as their families, friends and carers, are facing discrimination despite legislation to address this. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA), Australia’s key… Continue Reading