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Sweeping security law would have computer users surrender privacy

OPINION: Keiran Hardy, The Conversation, 16 September 2014.

Professor Jane McAdam interviewed on ABC Classic FM

Professor Jane McAdam speaks to ABC Classic FM's Margaret Throsby about her work on refugees and forced migration (15 September 2014).

Listen to the full interview here.

Redressing Australia's over-incarceration rates

OPINION: Melanie Schwartz and Professor Chris Cunneen, Right Now, 16 September 2014.

UN votes to enact bankruptcy treaty

OPINION: Professor Ross Buckley, The Canberra Times, 15 September 2014.

The United Nations General Assembly passed a historic resolution last week to begin negotiations for a treaty for a bankruptcy process for sovereign nations. The vote was 124 in favour, 11 against, and 41 abstentions. All developing countries present voted in favour. Most European Union nations abstained. Among the 11 countries to vote against were the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Canada and us. We were not on the side of the angels.  

Privacy rights reform must prevail over naked ambition

OPINION: Professor George Williams, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 September 2014.

Nothing attracts the interest of Fairfax readers more than nude celebrities. This was demonstrated once again last week when people flocked in record numbers to an online story detailing how the private, naked images of dozens of female celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, had been stolen and published online.

Indigenous Law Bulletin focuses on Royal Commission

The latest edition of the Indigenous Law Bulletin (8(13) July/August) has examined how the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. In compiling this edition, Editor Rebecca Gallegos worked with Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) Director Prof Megan Davis and ILC Fellow, Dr Kyllie Cripps to highlight how the Commission is encouraging Indigenous people to be heard.

“The aim of the edition was to also provide a voice to Aboriginal organisations who are working with Indigenous clients as they consider telling their story to the Commission,” the Editor said.

Pacific Islanders reject 'climate refugee' status, want to 'migrate with dignity', SIDS conference hears

Professor Jane McAdam was interviewed on ABC Radio Australia, 4 September 2014, regarding Pacific Islanders and the term 'climate refugee'.

Former defence chief slams asylum policies

The Chief of Defence at the time of the 2001 Children Overboard affair, Admiral Chris Barrie, has described Australia’s asylum seeker policies and treatment of refugees as “a mess” which reflects badly on all Australians.