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Jennifer Robinson

Australian lawyer and director of legal advocacy for the Bertha Foundation in London

Jennifer Robinson is an Australian lawyer and the director of legal advocacy for the Bertha Foundation in London.

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Protecting Human Rights Is Not A Gift, It's A Given

The majority of Australia's constitutional framers believed that representative and responsible government would suffice to protect our rights (at least, if you were white). This is a proven myth, but one perpetuated today by Australia's answers to persistent international criticism over our failure to implement a bill of rights.
11/12/2015 5:03 AM AEDT
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