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Citizenship

Thomas Keneally's lecture on Australia’s race relations legacy

This year’s Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture was given by award-winning author Thomas Keneally AO, one of Australia's best known and most prolific writers and an Ambassador for the Asylum Seeker Centre.

The lecture, entitled ‘The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as experienced in the lifetime as an observer’ explored the history of race relations in Australia as seen through the author’s eyes over the last several decades.

RightsTalk: The Digital Rights Agenda with Jon Lawrence

Join Executive Officer of Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc, Jon Lawrence to discuss the hot topics and current issues of the digital rights movement in 2015.

In this session Jon will cover:

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Brown v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) (2012 Media Statement)

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Catherine Branson QC has found that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship breached the rights of Ms Maria Brown not to be subject to arbitrary detention and breached her right to be treated with humanity and with respect for her inherent dignity.