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Community is everything Australia
Raise The Age: Get The Bill Through Federal Parliament

Your voice is powerful. Members of Parliament took your signature on our petition to raise the age of criminal responsibility seriously, and introduced a draft law to do just that. Now we need to up the pressure. The Bill Selection Committee – a group of politicians who decide what draft laws get debated and voted […]

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Amnesty International Australia appoints new National Director
13 October 2019 | 4:09 pm

Following Claire Mallinson’s announcement earlier this year that she would not be seeking a fourth term as Amnesty International Australia (AIA) National Director, it was announced at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting that Samantha Klintworth has been appointed to be the new National Director.  AIA Board Chair Gabe Kavanagh paid tribute to Claire who departs […]

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Human Rights Australia
Not good enough: Home Affairs systemic failure, not just ‘human error’, could easily happen again
11 October 2019 | 4:21 pm

Responding to comments by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton today that “human error” was to blame for his department putting Hakeem al-Araibi’s life at risk, Amnesty International Australia campaigner Tim O’Connor said: “It’s simply not good enough to scapegoat a single person for what is a systemic failure. The fact is that a person’s life […]

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Refugees Australia
FOI documents raise serious concerns over Australian Government’s role in detention of Hakeem al-Araibi
11 October 2019 | 6:00 am

Freedom of information documents finally released after nine months illustrate how shambolic communication and a culture of punishment before protection within the Home Affairs Department put Hakeem al-Araibi’s life at risk. Hakeem was unfairly detained in Thailand in November 2018 for 76 days on an erroneous Interpol red notice after contacting the Australian Government to […]

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Individuals at risk Asia
Help find Yiliyasijiang Reheman

Yiliyasijiang Reheman has gone missing –  his family believe the Chinese authorities have detained him in a political ‘re-education’ camp. Demand his release now

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Death penalty Asia
Malaysia: Unfair trials, secretive hangings and petty drug convictions reveal ‘cruel injustice’ of the death penalty
10 October 2019 | 5:30 pm

Malaysia must start to fulfil its promise to abolish the death penalty in forthcoming legislation by ending its use for drug-related offences and eliminating the mandatory death sentence, Amnesty International said today, as it launches a new report to mark the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The report, Fatally flawed: Why Malaysia must abolish […]

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Individuals at risk Central America
Demand justice for Jose Adrian

José Adrián was just 14 years old when he was brutally beaten by police on his way home from school in Mexico – demand justice now.

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