Latest human rights News

New plan to better support Corrections Officers
Government failed public housing residents, report is a wake-up call and must lead to real change
Future Fund must divest from Adani
We have failed to recognise contributions of First Nations women and girls
BROOME LAUNCH Wiyi Yani U Thangani Report
PRESS CONFERENCE – Wiyi Yani U Thangani report
CommBank’s Conscious Inclusion fireside chat
Team seeks mercy for Lisa Montgomery
Smart Summer Books
Privacy Act reform crucial to building public trust
Aged care homes “must not ruin Christmas” by barring visitors
Rosemary Kayess: Human Rights Day Oration 2020
International Human Rights Day
Simson urges workers to dob in rogue operators
Fortescue receives White Ribbon Australia workplace accreditation
Human Rights Day: Isn’t it time to reconsider our mandatory, long-term immigration detention regime
This Human Rights Day ACTCOSS calls on ACT Government to legislate all economic, social and cultural rights
2021 Law Council of Australia Executive
Rosemary Kayess gives 2020 Human Rights Oration
Community organisations slam decision to continue discriminatory and punitive Cashless Debit Card
Landmark report – First Nations women and girls
Officers recognised for outstanding contributions to LGBTIQ+ communities
Better protection and support for water service customers affected by family violence
New Zealand supports democratic solution to Venezuela crisis
Campaigners warn that 9 out of 10 people in poor countries are set to miss out on COVID-19 vaccine
ABA announces New Executive Team
Australia must adopt Magnitsky-style laws targeting child rights abusers following bipartisan inquiry
SA slavery examined on Human Rights Day
Government launches key initiatives to eradicate modern slavery
42 disability rights and advocacy organisations call for an end to segregation of disabled people
Court Transport Unit review highlights failings in staff training and care of children and young people
Cautious support for Magnitsky-style legislation
Making New Zealand safer for everyone
Green Party respond to Royal Commission report into March 15 terror attack
10 year strategy to achieve gender equality in Victoria Police
UWA law student, Sophie Coffin, wins 2020 John Koowarta Scholarship
Australian Young Lawyer Award 2020 goes to LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness advocate
Australian Magnitsky-style law recommended
Human rights advocate, Stephen Keim SC, wins Law Council of Australia President’s Award
Newcastle lawyer honoured for commitment to social justice
Minister of Foreign Affairs announces diplomatic appointments to Malaysia and Austria
Law Council raises grave concerns about lack of safeguards in new ASIO powers
International Platform for Digital Food and Agriculture can bring huge benefits to sector, high-level panel says
Religious freedom & reform
New report calls for independent enforcer of victims’ rights
Beijing Platform for Action, 25 years on: Progress, Retreat and Future of Women’s Rights
Property sector shows partnership is new leadership in assessing modern slavery risks
Being acknowledged is first step to being included