Category Archives: Australian law

Lawyers seek prosecution of Aung San Suu Kyi for crimes against humanity

Australian lawyers file private case against Myanmar leader over treatment of Rohingya while she attends summit in Sydney

Lawyers in Melbourne have filed a private prosecution application against Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is in Australia, on charges of crimes against humanity.

The private prosecution application faces significant barriers to proceeding – a universal jurisdiction prosecution in Australia requires the consent of the attorney general.

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‘Two consenting adults’: couples across Australia make marriage equality real

Guests cheer as Ron van Houwelingen and Antony McManus marry legally after 30 years together, one of several couples rushing to use Australia’s new legislation

Usually at a wedding, the biggest cheer follows the kiss. At the long-awaited wedding of Ron van Houwelingen and Antony McManus, the thunderous applause came somewhat earlier.

“Marriage as we know it in Australia – are you ready for this?” celebrant Coral Teague asked, standing beside the couple on the stage at the David Williamson Theatre at Melbourne Polytechnic in Prahran, where they met as students in 1987.

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