The Justice Project (Australia)
The Justice Project Inc. is a non-governmental organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. It was incorporated in 2004 in the run up to the 9 October Federal Election. Its first project was to campaign for refugee policy reform and to campaign for human rights in Australia. Its members include Julian Burnside
Julian Burnside
Julian William Kennedy Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He is known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide array of high-profile cases...

 QC, the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser
Malcolm Fraser
John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH, GCL, PC is a former Australian Liberal Party politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia. He came to power in the 1975 election following the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government, in which he played a key role...

, Associate Professor Robert Manne
Robert Manne
Robert Manne is a professor of politics at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.Born in Melbourne, Manne's earliest political consciousness was formed by the fact that his parents were Jewish refugees from Europe and his grandparents were victims of the Holocaust...

 and Hugh Evans (Young Australian of the Year 2004).

Following The Justice Project's campaign in last year's Federal election, TJP decided to continue its campaign against mandatory detention, but also, in the next few months, to focus specifically on Victoria's decision to consider a Charter or Bill of Rights. The Justice Project supports the initiative of the Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory, often abbreviated ACT, is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and is the smallest self-governing internal territory...

 in enacting a Human Rights Act in 2004. TJP operates on the premise that this momentum should be continued to all Australian States and Territories, eventually culminating in a constitutionally enshrined Australian Charter of Rights.

The Justice Project's website offers a lot of educational resources, articles, briefings, discussion papers and other material on the subjects of mandatory detention and the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities. There is also a campaign kit offering high-quality and well-presented information about the question of Australia's refugee program.
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