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Student lawyers have their say on ‘national tragedy’ of Indigenous incarceration

March 28th, 2018

Murdoch law students (from left to right) Caitlin Joensson, Dayna Lazarides, tutor Anna Notley and Anna Lee

Five Murdoch University students could help reform Australian law after having their submissions accepted into an Australian Government inquiry into Indigenous incarceration rates.

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Free public lecture: The Truth About Crime

March 12th, 2017

Dr Joe Clare is a criminologist who lectures in Murdoch

The truth about crime statistics and how best to prevent crime will be the topic of a free public lecture at Murdoch University on Monday, 13 March.

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Opinion: QUT discrimination case exposes Human Rights Commission failings

November 7th, 2016

Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay with Murdoch School of Law Dean Professor Jurgen Brohmer (second right)

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch law academics review a case, now dismissed, brought against three Queensland students who were alleged to have breached controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Research by Murdoch students helps police address crime

June 14th, 2016

Murdoch students Rebecca Moore (left) and Ashley-Marie Walters interned with WA Police

Murdoch University criminology students have been helping WA Police tackle crime while gaining invaluable work experiences during three-month long internships.

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FactCheck Q&A: Has the number of asylum seeker children in detention declined?

October 21st, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch's School of Law checks assertions made by politicians on the ABC's Q&A about asylum seeker children in detention in an article for The Conversation.

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Opinion: Lashing out at the UN is not the act of a good international citizen

March 12th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In an article co-authored for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch’s School of Law comments on Tony Abbott’s controversial response to a United Nations report which criticises Australia’s human rights record in relation to its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

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Factcheck: did 1200 refugees die at sea under Labor?

March 4th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In an article co-written for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from the School of Law assesses the truth of Senator George Brandis’ statement that 1200 asylum seekers are estimated to have died at sea during the last Labor government.

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Law student rewarded by Indigenous careers support body

February 16th, 2015

Ashleigh Lindsay with Jason Ricketts, managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills

A high-achieving Murdoch University law student has been presented with her second Excellence Award by an organisation that creates private sector internship opportunities for talented Indigenous university students.

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Opinion: Manus Island hunger strikes are a call to Australia’s conscience

January 19th, 2015

As reports of hunger strikes among asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre continue to emerge, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny is among a group of academics to argue that the Abbott government’s refusal to negotiate could lead to deaths.

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Legal philosophy conference comes to Murdoch

May 5th, 2014

Questions about the law and legal systems will be debated and discussed at the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP) annual conference and book symposium at Murdoch University’s School of Law in June.

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