Racism and Corporate Australia

Racism and Corporate Australia

Over the next few weeks I will be putting up posts written by those who have assisted me in collecting statements or who have introduced me to the victims of the human rights violations I have briefly outlined in the statistics included under the tab Racism in Australia – the facts. Prior to handing over the reins to others, I thought that I would take a detailed look at a ...

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The AFP doesn’t know what corruption is!

The AFP doesn’t know what corruption is!

THE Australian Federal Police don’t quite know what corruption is and want a better definition included in relevant laws. “I don’t think there is any universally declared understanding of corruption,” acting chief operating officer of the AFP Paul Jevtovic told a parliamentary inquiry hearing on Friday. While some things were “quite clear”, other conduct referred to professional standards fell into “a grey area”. A better definition would help police anti-corruption ...

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The Human Rights Revolution

The Human Rights Revolution

“No one shall be subject to cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment.” This statement of Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is part of what Michael Ignatieff aptly calls “the judicial revolution” in human rights since 1945. Other critical international documents of the revolution include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention of 1948, the revision of the Geneva Convention of 1949 ...

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Angelique, Pat and the ‘rule of law’

Angelique, Pat and the ‘rule of law’

In my post titled Angelique, I noted that she was not the only Aboriginal person to have been discriminated against and forced out of the Australian Capital Territory Revenue Office (ACTRO). I have just received permission to discuss the matter of a former Commissioner of ACT Revenue, a Wiradjuri, member of the Stolen Generations and cousin of Ms. Isabel Coe, whose husband Mr. Billy Craigie was one of the founding ...

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