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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…

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…

Australia Slammed for Human Rights Failings

Lina Caneva, Friday, 30th January 2015 -  The Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers has seen it slammed by an international watchdog for its “failure to respect international standards”…

Asylum Seeker Advocates Dismayed by High Court Ruling

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Refugee advocates have slammed a High Court ruling that the Australian Government acted lawfully when it detained 157 asylum seekers at sea for a month last year. The Tamil refugees…

Youth Payments Violate Human Rights: Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 -  The Abbott Government’s proposed changes to youth payments violate Australia’s human rights obligations, a bipartisan Parliamentary report has found. Australia’s…

NFPs Lodge G4S Manus Island Complaint

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  Australian and UK Not for Profits have lodged a complaint against G4S – Australia's former security contractor on Manus Island, alleging serious human rights abuses.…
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