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Human Rights Commission Board Members Resign

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 27th June 2012 -  The Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission has confirmed that a number of Board members have submitted their resignations to Attorney-General Robert Clark,…

Amnesty Australia Calls for Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th June 2012 -  Amnesty International Australia is calling for volunteers from across the country to assist with its upcoming human rights campaign. The Group Organising Program, part of Amnesty…

Youtube Promotes Human Rights via New Channel

Staff Reporter, Friday, 25th May 2012 - 
A screenshot of Youtube's new Human Rights channel.  A US Not for Profit, WITNESS, has teamed up with online video sharing website, Youtube to launch a new human rights chanel…

Global Failure of Human Rights Leadership Extends to Australia – Amnesty

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th May 2012 - 
Amnesty International Australia National Director Claire Mallinson launches the organisation's report on the state of the world's human rights. 
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Human Rights and The Ageing Community Challenge

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 -  Services to older people should be based on human rights principles, according to Australia’s first full time Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan. Ryan told the…

New Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Established

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd March 2012 -  Flickr image: Some rights reserved by riacale Federal Parliament has established a Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Not for Profit sector is urging the…

Keeping Human Rights Charter a Win-Win Decision – Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th March 2012 -  A Victorian Government decision to keep and strengthen its Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities has been welcomed by the Not for Profit Sector. The Public Interest Law Clearing…

Plan Delivers Free Global Education Resource for Teachers and Students

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th January 2012 -  Common Threads resource is now available.
Photo supplied: Plan Australia
Australian teachers are being offered a free new resource from child rights organisation, Plan International…

Human Rights and the Tin-Tin Books

Staff Reporter, Friday, 6th January 2012 -  This article is by Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University and was first published by The Conversation.  It is republished here under

Bloody Crackdown Against Papuan Independence

Staff Reporter, Friday, 21st October 2011 -  A crackdown against the Papuan independence movement by Indonesian forces has seen two people killed and more than 300 arrested. Indonesian Security forces fired shots as they dispersed…

Victoria Backpedals on Human Rights

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th September 2011 -  Victoria could become the first state in the democratic world to wind back protection of human rights, the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Centre has warned. The warning comes after…

Feds Formally Appoint Full Time Race Discrimination Commissioner

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th August 2011 -  The Federal Government has formally appointed Dr Helen Szoke as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner in a full-time role. Dr Szoke is Victoria's out-going…
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