Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Anti-discrimination; GST, tax reform; Murray-Darling Basin reform

  LYNDAL CURTIS: The Federal Government has released draft legislation [Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 Exposure Draft] to consolidate Australia’s discrimination laws. The changes are designed to provide more protection and a simpler regime, although the Opposition worries about shifting the burden of proof onto the respondent and some elements of the consolidation. Both…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Border protection, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia; Uranium sales to India, Australia’s relationship with India

  LYNDAL CURTIS: One of the central planks of the Government’s latest policy on asylum seekers is what’s called the ‘no disadvantage’ test for the time it takes to process asylum claims but it’s still a test without a firm definition. The President of the Human Rights Commission has told a Senate Estimates hearing in…

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