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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

ParentsNext Under Fire for Punitive Approach to Single Mothers

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  A government pre-employment program that forces single mothers on welfare to attend appointments and complete activities or risk having their payments cut is inconsistent with

Social Care Cuts Leaving Older People in England Without Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th January 2019 -  Unfair social care assessments are leaving vulnerable older people in England without appropriate support to live a dignified life, a Human Rights Watch report says.   The not for

Australia’s 2018 Human Rights Performance Slammed

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  The Australian government’s human rights approach to refugees, Indigenous people and those with disability has been slammed by an annual review, which warns that Australia is at

Possibilities of the Humanitarian Robot

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  With technology playing a bigger part in our lives everyday, Lizzie O’Shea is combining her work with Digital Rights Watch, and as a humanitarian lawyer, to ensure the digital world

Major Sydney Event Explores Human Rights And Technology

Contributor, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 -  How do we protect our human rights when technology is changing the way we live at an unprecedented pace? Driverless cars choosing who to save in a crash, big data targeting democratic

Next-Gen Indigenous Leader Addresses UN Human Rights Council

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  A rising voice of Indigenous leadership has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva asking it to pressure Australian state and territory governments to raise the age of criminal…

2017 was a ‘Dismal’ Year for Human Rights in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th January 2018 -  2017 was a “dismal” year for human rights in Australia, according to a report card which found the country significantly lagged behind in areas including disability rights, Indigenous

UN Slams Australia For Marriage Postal Survey and Refugee Treatment

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th November 2017 -  The United Nations Human Rights Committee has slammed the Australian government for the same-sex marriage postal survey and its treatment of asylum seekers – just weeks after Australia

Sector Rallies Over Asylum Seeker Welfare Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 29th August 2017 -  The social sector has rallied behind refugees and asylum seekers in the wake of the Australian government’s decision to strip up to 400 Australian-based asylum seekers of welfare…

Nominate for Human Rights Award

Lina Caneva, Monday, 14th August 2017 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for nominations for the 2017 Human Rights Awards. The new Human Rights Commission president, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher

Government’s Proposed Drug Trials Raise Concerns for Human Rights

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 30th May 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s proposed drug trials to test 5,000 new welfare recipients could be a violation of human rights, a Victorian law centre has confirmed. The Law Institute…
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