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Australia set to face UN scrutiny over disability rights

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  People with disability are being encouraged to have their say on what it’s like living in Australia, as the country prepares for a United Nations review of its performance on disability

Millennials Will Save The World

Tina Kuek, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  Tina Kuek, a senior policy officer at the state government of Victoria, shares her proof that millennials are taking charge and addressing the critical global issues of today. For

US Withdraws from Human Rights Council

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th June 2018 -  The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council accusing it of a “chronic bias” against Israel. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, made the

Opinion

Unfounded

Luke Wright, Thursday, 22nd February 2018 -  Luke Wright, someone who self-admittedly enjoys new ideas and setting up initiatives for social and environmental good, questions whether or not founding one’s own project is always

United Nations Calls for Royal Commission into Disability Violence

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 3rd July 2017 -  The United Nations is the latest to join a national chorus calling for the Australian government to introduce a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.

Australian CEOs Sign Statement of Support for UN Sustainable Development Goals

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 7th September 2016 -  More than 30 business leaders from some of Australia’s largest companies have publicly signed a statement to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In the statement

Australian Social Impact Teacher Wins UN Award

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 29th June 2016 -  Centre for Social Impact lecturer Dr Fanny Salignac has won the 2016 UNSW Business School award for UN PRME Excellence in Teaching. Launched in 2007, the UN’s Principles for Responsible…

Australian Businesses ‘Inspired’ by Sustainable Development Goals

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 27th June 2016 -  Australian businesses are using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to review and frame their sustainability strategies, according to the latest iteration of the

Global Compact Says No to All-Male Panels

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 -  The world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact has issued a call for employers everywhere to take up an Australian inspired pledge

NGOs Call for Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th February 2016 -  A group of Australia’s leading NGOs has claimed the country is lagging behind the global movement to prevent and address corporate human rights abuses, in a letter to the government.…

Australia World Leader in Human Development

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  Australia is the second best country in the world for human development, according to a report by the United Nations. The latest Human Development Report by the United Nations Development…

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…
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