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Voice to Parliament design report still doesn’t meet international human rights standards

Contributor, Monday, 24th January 2022 -  Last month, the government published the Indigenous Voice co-design final report. However, ways to ensure First Nations self-determination remain lacking in the strategy, writes

At COP26 our fundamental human rights are at stake

Annika Reynolds, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 -  But the prime minister does not seem to have made that connection, write Annika Reynolds and Chris Caskey from Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, who argue it’s time to adopt a rights-based

Australia’s human rights progress faltering on global stage

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th April 2021 -  A new report shines a light on the gaps in Australia’s commitment to human rights  While many Australians consider themselves to be living in the lucky country, a new report says a lack

Vaccines, villains and victories

Audette Exel, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues there is a lot of focus on when Australians will get the vaccine – but almost no discussion of the global situation and the impact of vaccine nationalism,

New approach needed to prevent human rights violations for people with disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 -  Experts say Australia must recognise people with disability as “critical to all aspects of life”   Australia needs to remedy its flawed interpretation of the UN’s Convention on

How do boards and executive teams promote human rights, quality and safeguarding?

Alan Hough, Tuesday, 4th August 2020 -  Alan Hough from Purpose at Work suggests they follow these seven steps. In last week’s article, I talked about the increasing expectations on boards and executive teams for promoting

Boards need to be concerned about human rights, quality and safeguarding

Alan Hough, Tuesday, 28th July 2020 -  Recent royal commissions have shown us that when it comes to human rights, boards must take responsibility for the people their organisations support, writes Alan Hough from Purpose

Human rights at risk during COVID-19 response

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th April 2020 -  Experts are keeping a close eye on the actions of Australian governments during the coronavirus crisis The coronavirus pandemic has led to a nation-wide lockdown and an expansion

Five human rights issues that defined 2019

Contributor, Wednesday, 11th December 2019 -  From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, Elaine Pearson and Louise Chappell highlight some of the headline human rights moments that captured

Why the government’s proposed facial recognition database is causing such alarm

Contributor, Tuesday, 29th October 2019 -  Human rights groups say the bill is an attempt to introduce mass surveillance to Australia and an egregious breach of individual privacy, writes Sarah Moulds from the University

How volunteering developed Lachlan’s career

Contributor, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Sydney-based construction manager Lachlan James spent two years in the Philippines working with a human rights NGO, where he learnt the skills to take his career in a new exciting

It’s time to change the narrative

Contributor, Tuesday, 9th April 2019 -  The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) has announced its 2019 program of over 50 films and events. The festival will create a public counterbalance of positivity, empathy
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