Opinion: QUT discrimination case exposes Human Rights Commission failings November 7, 2016 Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay with Murdoch School of Law Dean Professor Jurgen Brohmer (second right) The Federal Circuit Court has dismissed a case against three Queensland University of Technology students who were alleged to have breached controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. In an article for The Conversation, Joshua Forrester, Augusto Zimmermann and Lorraine Finlay from Murdoch’s School of Law, review the case against the students and explain Judge Michael Jarrett’s ruling. They also explain why the case has generated so much controversy and argue it highlights significant problems with 18C, such as the time and stress it has cost the accused students, and the damage to their reputations. Mr Forrester, Dr Zimmermann and Ms Finlay are also critical of the Australian Human Rights Commission for not rejecting the complaints early on. To read the full article, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, school of law Tags: 18c, augusto zimmermann, australian human rights commission, federal circuit court, joshua forrester, lorraine finlay, murdoch law, murdoch school of law, qut, racial discrimination act, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!