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Anyone have a similar post for Australian internet law related legal developments to look out for in 2020?
(I'll make a start below) #Auslaw
Consultation for new Online Safety Act:…
Ongoing reform re ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, including review of Privacy Act:…
Regional Broadband Scheme & related legislation is before Parliament:…
ACCC Inquiry into NBN access pricing continues:…
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Today, @cporterwa will address the #NPC. It is reported he will reveal details of the final Religious Discrimination Bill, which is expected to be introduced in Parliament in the next fortnight. #auslaw #auspol (*Thread*)
@cporterwa The theme of his speech – Getting the right balance – suggests he will try to frame the Bill as ‘balanced’. Based on the Exposure Draft, and public reporting to date, nothing could be further from the truth.
@cporterwa Apparently, because the Exposure Draft has been criticised by both religious fundamentalists on one side, & nearly everyone else on the other (including women, LGBTI ppl, legal groups and the Human Rights Commission) that equals balance. But not all criticism is the same.
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THREAD: Extremely grateful to be at this @Change_Record event today hearing from MPs, experts and an extraordinary Aboriginal woman Jess about her experience of incarceration #aisles #indigenousX #prison
Jess was made a ward of the state as a child, dad had schitziphrenia, mother had addiction issues, and Jess described “finding acceptance in all the wrong people and they made me feel safe”
“Everyone I trusted hurt me. Everyone in the system who should protect kids didn’t. The label the police give you is like you’re an animal.”
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I am excited to arrive in #Melbourne to take part in the first-ever Asian-Australian Leadership Summit, which aims to highlight and address the under-representation of Asian-Australians in political, business, government and civil society leadership. #AsianAusLeadership
@Asialink_au @PwC_AU @OrgAALA @Austrade @BankofMelb @Committee4Melb @dfat @AusUnlimited @asiacapable @AsArticulations The Leading for Change report highlights the lack of #CulturalDiversity in senior leadership. While Anglo-Australians represent 58% of population, they hold 76% of senior leadership positions. Those from non-European background are under-represented by 16%. #AsianAusLeadership
@Asialink_au @PwC_AU @OrgAALA @Austrade @BankofMelb @Committee4Melb @dfat @AusUnlimited @asiacapable @AsArticulations @timsout @sydney_business @Committee4Syd @AsiaSocietyAus @AsiaSociety @ChinTanRDC @jasonyatsenli @AsiaSocietyEDU @theasianfmnst There is a compelling business case for #CulturalDiversity: It attracts the right talent, improves decision-making & performance. @McKinsey: Companies with most ethnically diverse executive teams (1st quartile) are 33% more likely to outperform their peers. #AsianAusLeadership
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The Religious Discrimination Bill will make it easier for religious individuals & orgs to discriminate against others (incl women & LGBTI ppl) in a wide range of everyday situations.
In this thread, I will give daily examples of this #everydayreligiousprivilege. #auslaw #auspol
Example 1. In a mid-sized business, a manager occasionally tells their gay employee that, according to the manager’s religious beliefs, marriage is only between a man and a woman, and therefore the employee’s marriage is both illegitimate and sinful. #everydayreligiousprivilege
Under the Religious Discrimination Bill, the employee could not seek protection against discrimination under the Sex Discrimination Act, the Fair Work Act or any equivalent state or territory anti-discrimination law. #everydayreligiousprivilege
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Thank you everyone. I have read all your tweets and I will reply in time. Thank you so very much for your solidarity. #auspol #auslaw
If you are concerned by the decision it means that you are aware of the damage done by the High Court to our freedom to live in democracy.
I have read the comments that the matter could have been presented differently to the court and to some extent I agree. #auspol #auslaw
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#breaking Michaela Banerji has unanimously lost the High Court case against Comcare on freedom of political communication. Decision upholds decision to sack her and APS code of conduct restricting even private anonymous social media posts. #auspol #auslaw
The majority judgment of Kiefel, Bell Keane and Nettle is based on fact implied freedom doesn't give personal rights, and notes that code of conduct applies to ALL social media posts due to risk of de-anonymisation.
Although majority leaves door ajar for implied freedom to restrict some executive decisions/discretions
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A lot has happened over the past week - you may have missed a big government backdown over Family Court laws. Here's what you need to know. #thread (1/6)…
This policy was flawed from the very beginning - it was rolled out with zero consultation with those most closely involved in the day to day workings of the Family Court, including the families themselves. It would have destroyed the family law system. (2/6)
Thankfully @cporterwa abandoned his plans this week. But the uncertainty has done lasting damage to the Family Court. And the shocking thing is Porter is refusing to give the Family Court additional resources because he did not get his way with the bill. (3/6)
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Paedophile ring: Seven trainers at Blue Mountains 'The Arcade Circus' school face 127 charges of ‘sadistic sex abuse’ of three boys under eight | @em_partridge… #CSA #StrikeForceBaillieu #auslaw
Strike Force Baillieu investigators charge seven people with 127 offences - SCC Child Abuse Squad | @nswpolice… #CSA #auslaw
NSW: Four women, two men, and a teenage girl arrested on child sexual abuse charges ranging from assault and kidnapping to aggravated sexual assault in company (child under 10) to using a child under 14 to make child abuse material | AAP #CSE #CSA #auslaw
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