Panel Discussion: ‘Free speech – how far is too far?’

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

Millions are using technology every day to share, shame and celebrate, making social media both a powerful and destructive tool of free speech. But there are many unresolved questions of regulation and legal liability. Is the law keeping pace with… Continue Reading

Review of ALHR Refugee Forum at La Trobe Law School

La Trobe Law School Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

On 18 February 2016, students, academics and members of the legal profession came to La Trobe Law School’s city campus to listen to and ask questions of a panel put together by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR). With the… Continue Reading

How did we get here? A reflection on 25 years of Australian asylum seeker policy

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

By Savitri Taylor I’ve been thinking and writing about Australia’s asylum seeker and refugee policy for 25 years. When I started back in 1991, Labor was in government federally. Between then and now, I’ve seen both Labor and Coalition governments… Continue Reading

#ALHRQandA storifed!

On 18 February 2016, La Trobe Law School and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights hosted Labor MP Anna Burke and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young as they discussed their parties’ refugee policies and plans. They were joined by legal community stakeholders and… Continue Reading