Rights for Gay Australians

2007 - Volume 10 Number 5

Rights for all people, including those who are gay, are guaranteed in various United Nations human rights conventions. As the Universal Declaration states, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind” Discrimination against gays and lesbians can only serve to cause them and their families’ pain and suffering. It would be difficult to find a comparable group in society today for which we could justify such ill-treatment within general social situations; or legislated discrimination. 

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Voices in the Wilderness - Dissent under threat

2007 - Volume 10 Number 3

This issue of Just Comment examines the value of dissent in a healthy democracy, and recent moves to restrict dissenting ideas in the media NGOs and general society through changes in legislation.

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Working together to address rights for women

Volume 10 Number 2

Looks at women's rights in Australia and around the world, and how human rights frameworks and international networks can help promote these rights.

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Better Planning for Homes and Communities

2007 - Volume 10 Number 1

This issue of Just Comment deals with better planning for homes and communities, and provides suggestions for a more sustainable future.

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Aid and Trade - globalisation continues and the gap widens

2006 - Volume 9 Number 8

Development is the focus of many international institutions and government aid policies, and if successful has the potential to lift millions of people out of poverty. Here we explore the policies of aid and trade that are being used to achieve development around the world.

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