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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

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
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