Each month Have You Got That Right? The Podcast will keep you up to date on the latest human rights developments.Our world class experts chat about the big human rights issues, and sometimes interview activists, academics, politicians and more.  

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Episode 8 - The Tasmanian "Free Speech" Case - full nerd-out version

Associate Professor Patrick Emerton joins us for his first stint on the podcast to discuss the Australian High Court's recent decision on Tasmania's "anti-protest" law. 

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Episode 7 - Marriage Equality Bumper Episode

Paula, Melissa and Marius attempt to answer every question you've ever had on marriage equality as the Australian Government's survey heats up. 

They also chat about Australia's election to the UN Human Rights Council and its appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee (confused yet? just listen to get the lowdown), a legal challenge to abortion clinic access zones, sexual harassment in the Victorian fire services and the bombing in Somalia. And of course, we choose our human rights hero and villain of the week and Did You See That?

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Episode 6 - Inspiration, Fear and Violence - The 2017 Conference Edition

Marius, Melissa and Sarah reflect on the highlights of this year's Human Rights Conference, and the themes of the day, including fear, violence and intersectionality (!).

They also chat about two big issues at the moment - marriage equality and free speech - before ending with the hero and villain of the week and "Did You See That?".

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This episode’s Community Partner is the Council to Homeless Persons, whose representative Kate Colvin spoke at our recent conference. The Council is the peak body of the Victorian homelessness sector, and its mission is to end homelessness through policy and campaigning.

Right now, it is working with Christine Thirkell, a woman who has had multiple experiences of homelessness, to launch a petition calling for 100,000 new affordable homes. We strongly encourage you to sign it at And we’ll put that link on our podcast website.  

Episode 5 - “That wouldn’t have been allowed if they were non-Aboriginal"

In this special interview edition, John Lawrence SC talks about the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. John - who spoke at our conference in July - represented an Indigenous boy who was abused at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre when he was 14 years old. 97% of youth in detention in the NT are Indigenous.

Episode 4 - Interview with Kevin Myles on American civil rights

Kevin Myles is a civil rights activist for NAACP and our Maurice Blackbun Visiting Activist. We talked to him about civil rights issues facing the black community in America such as incarceration rates, police brutality and more.

This episode's Community Partner is the Police Accountability Project . It is a specialist, innovative, public interest legal practice within the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre. TheProject takes the lead in Victorian police accountability law and strategies, supporting young and vulnerable clients from the complaint stage to litigation along with ongoing systemic advocacy.

The Project includes the Peer Advocacy Outreach Project, public interest casework, Victoria’s first Police Complaints Clinic and strategic law reform and advocacy work against racial profiling and for the independent investigations ofpolice misconduct.

One-of or monthly tax deductable donations are very welcome and can be made via

Episode 3 - The right to protest

We consider the right to protest, when is it protected and what are the limits? We also chat about ducks, drugs in sport and man-spreading. With Marius Smith, Sarah Joseph, Azadeh Dastyari, Caroline Henckels and Tania Penovic.

Episode 2 - Interview with Kevin Washburn on Native American issues

Kevin Washburn was the Obama Administration's highest ranked advisor on Native American affairs from 2012 to 2016. While he was our guest in Australia, we chatted to him about the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, land rights, Donald Trump's history with Indian tribes and more. Kevin visited as part of our Holding Redlich Distinguished Visiting Fellowship program.

Episode 1 - Humanitarian intervention, refugees and Jeff Sessions

We take a look at humanitarian intervention - why does the world so often invoke it as the solution to conflict? And is it even legal? We also chat about the latest Australian asylum seeker outrages and Jeff Sessions' back-to-the-future tough on crime stance. 

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