September 9, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Three UN human rights experts urged the Australian state of Tasmania on Tuesday not to adopt legislation against protests that disrupt businesses. The experts expressed concern that the new law would silence legitimate and lawful protests. The government argues the proposed bill is necessary to ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Max Slater
The Australian state of Tasmania moved closer to passing a ban on circumcision after the Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI) issued a report on Tuesday recommending that the state ban circumcision except for well-established religious and ethnic reasons. In the report, the TLRI argued that ...[read more]
August 31, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 31, 2010, the lower house of the parliament of the Australian state of Tasmania approved an amendment to the Relationships Act of 2003, which recognized same-sex marriages and civil unions registered in foreign countries and other Australian states. The amendment was aimed at ending ...[read more]
August 31, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The lower house of the Tasmanian Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the Relationships Act of 2003, recognizing same-sex marriages and civil unions registered in foreign countries and other Australian states. The amendment was aimed at ending discrimination against same- ...[read more]
February 3, 2006
by Angela Onikepe
A leaked memo reported in the UK Guardian newspaper Friday shows that Prime Minister Tony Blair had committed to US plans to invade Iraq well before seeking legal advice on the military action and any second UN resolution giving more definitive authorization. The memo is described in more detail ...[read more]
November 2, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Australia's proposed anti-terrorism laws were backed Wednesday by four of the country's state and territory leaders, ensuring that Prime Minister John Howard has enough support to introduce the proposals to the federal Parliament. The premiers of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Sout... ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.