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Tag : Human Rights

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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Four Steps to Becoming an Agent of Change

Rabia Siddique, Thursday, 11th May 2017 -  Creating change in our own lives empowers us to explore ways of helping to bring about beneficial change in the lives of others, writes human rights lawyer Rabia Siddique, who will

Tenth Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Launches 2017 Program

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  The 10th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) has launched its complete program for 2017, beginning in Melbourne, Thursday 4 May – followed by a national tour in Sydney,

NFPs Welcome Ratification of Convention Against Torture Protocol

Lina Caneva, Friday, 10th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has welcomed the federal government’s move to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) describing the move as a positive…

Guide to Surviving Christmas: How to Speak Up for Social Justice

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd December 2016 -  Not looking forward to a Christmas gathering where the conversation could heat up or turn ugly on issues around immigration, refugees or climate change? Well help is at hand. Human

Peter Greste Wins Human Rights Medal

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 10th December 2015 -  Journalist Peter Greste has won the 2015 Human Rights Medal at a ceremony in Sydney. Greste was detained in Egypt for almost two years for allegedly spreading false news. Greste has…

Australian Businesses Struggle with Human Rights

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 -  Many businesses lack clear strategies to monitor and manage human rights risks in their supply chains, despite recent high-profile violations, new research between the Australian…

Aussies Care More About Human Rights Than Shareholder Rights

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th November 2015 -  Most Australians believe businesses should have ethical responsibilities, placing human rights and environmental concerns way above companies’ duty to return a profit…

Australia’s Human Rights Scorecard ‘Concerning’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 -  Australia's asylum seeker policies and the treatment of people with disability have been heavily criticised in a review by the United Nation’s human rights body in Geneva…

QLD NFP Calls for Human Rights Act

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  Not for Profit advocacy group, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated has called on the new Palaszczuk Government to urgently introduce a Human Rights Act in Queensland to redress…
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