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Federal human rights parliamentary scrutiny legislation receives assent

Date: 14 Dec 2011, Filed under: Human Rights

Former Federal Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, announced that the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 had received royal assent and would...

Review of children in police custody announced

Date: 13 Dec 2010, Filed under: Children, Human Rights, International Law

Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - The treatment of children in police custody is to be reviewed to make sure it meets standards set out under a United Nati...

Fed: Australians invited to share their views on human rights

Date: 05 Feb 2009, Filed under: Administrative Law, Human Rights

The National Human Rights Consultation Committee said it will begin the important task of seeking the views and opinions of Australians on the future of...

HREOC: New Christmas Island immigration detention centre should not be used

Date: 11 Dec 2008, Filed under: Administrative Law, Human Rights

Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has urged the Federal Government to refrain from using the massive new detention centre on Christmas Island to...

HREOC: New online education resources help students explore human rights issues

Date: 04 Dec 2008, Filed under: Discrimination, Administrative Law, Human Rights

The Australian Human Rights Commission has updated the online Face the Facts education resources, which aim to provide students with a stronger understanding...

Lawyer appointed as Vic Human Rights chair

Date: 25 Jul 2008, Filed under: Human Rights

Victorian Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls has announced the appointment of lawyer Michael Gorton as the new chairperson of the Victorian...

Reform Institute recommends charter of rights for Tasmania

Date: 12 Oct 2007, Filed under: Administrative Law, Human Rights

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute has called for a Charter of Human Rights to be enacted in Tasmania, following the release of its report titled A Charter...

APEC must address worker exploitation, says ACTU

Date: 30 Aug 2007, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Human Rights

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has called for stronger international efforts to prevent the exploitation of workers and to halt human trafficking...

ACT Govt calls for changes to disability agreement

Date: 17 Oct 2006, Filed under: Discrimination, Administrative Law, Human Rights

ACT Disability and Community Services Minister Katy Gallagher has appeared before the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry to discuss...

HREOC launches safety projects aimed at Indigenous young people

Date: 28 Sep 2006, Filed under: Discrimination, Human Rights, Indigenous Law

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma announced the launch of a number of safety projects developed by the Blacktown...


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