keywords: Philip Ruddock

  • RELIGION

    Thrown out of court

    • Frank Brennan
    • 05 July 2006

    In February all seven judges of the High Court threw out Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock’s ‘privative clause’ which was an attempt to deny asylum seekers and all other visa applicants access to the courts.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    An Australian slave trade

    • Georgina Costello
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The trafficking of women highlights the consequences of the government’s policy on illegal immigration

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  • RELIGION

    Encountering the other

    • Frank Brennan
    • 24 June 2006

    Professor Saeed and Fr Madigan make religious dialogue look easy. You would almost wonder what is the ­problem.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Selective evidence

    • Steven Churches
    • 14 May 2006

    Was the decision to deny the Bakhtiyaris refugee status based on all the facts?

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  • RELIGION

    Australia’s judicial isolation

    • Frank Brennan
    • 29 April 2006

    Over the last year a major chasm has opened between decisions of Australia’s High Court and those of the UK House of Lords and the US Supreme Court regarding issues of national security such as the long-term mandatory detention of stateless asylum seekers.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Terror tactics

    • Jack Waterford
    • 24 April 2006

    John Howard, the state premiers and the federal ALP are playing politics with terrorism.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why I quit the department

    • Tom Davis
    • 24 April 2006

    The organisational culture within Australia’s Department of Immigration appears to have little regard for human rights, but an ex-insider says it didn’t have to be that way

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    One more time around

    • Brian Matthews
    • 20 April 2006

    Is it just me, or is it always a bit strange at the start of another year? As if you can feel the earth and the sky and the ambience of things shifting wearily into another gear with a here-we-go-again crunching of cosmic cogs.

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