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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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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, Canberra,

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…
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