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Response from the Federal Attorney-General regarding Office of the Australian Information Commission

Recently the International Commission of Jurists Australia, in conjunction with the International Commission of Jurists Victoria, wrote a to the Attorney-General’s office, regarding the executive defunding of the statutory Office of the Australian Information Commission. We recently received a from the Attorney-General’s office. Letter to the Attorney-General from ICJ about OAIC Reply from the office of the […]

Calling for input to submissions to the Australian Government’s Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade have made a call for submissions into Australia’s Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty The details for making submissions can be found here: http://www.aph.gov.au/deathpenalty.  The deadline for submissions is 2 October 2015. Please contact the icj-vic@vicbar.com.au with contributions to our submission.

Nomination for the 2016 John Gibson Award now open!

The ICJ Victoria calls for nominations for the John Gibson Award. The John Gibson Award is awarded in honour of the late John Gibson, who was a scholar, barrister, father, and outstanding and tireless human rights and refugee advocate. Nominations close 1 December 2015 This Award has the following criteria, the recipient shall: 1. be […]

Letter to the Attorney General of Australia from ICJ about OAIC

International Commission of Jurists Australia, in conjunction with International Commission of Jurists Victoria, have submitted a letter to the Attorney General of Australia, stating our concerns about the executive defunding of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Letter to the Attorney General of Australia from ICJ about OAIC

New Project – Attacks on the Rule of Law

Recently, ICJ Victoria decided to embark upon a project to raise awareness throughout Australia of the direction of our Legislatures and Bureaucracies in abandoning commitments to the Rule of Law. The first stage of this project is to compile an inventory of laws and administrative procedures that do not sit easily with traditional concepts of […]

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