Euthanasia, Human Rights and the Law (2016)

Euthanasia, human rights and the law

This issues paper explores voluntary euthanasia. It is not intended to be exhaustive, however it aims to add to considerations of this very complex and sensitive topic through analysis of the domestic regulatory environment relating to both passive...
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Close the Gap - Progress & Priorities report 2016

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly, including Australia, unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development containing 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These replace and expand on the Millennium Development...
Wickham Point detention centre

The health and well-being of children in immigration detention

Through observation, interview and formal testing, we have confirmed that closed immigration detention in Wickham Point and Nauru is harmful to the health and mental health of young children and youth. The children interviewed at Wickham Point, most...
Cover of Child Friendly Report 2015

What does the Children’s Rights Report 2015 say?

Child friendly version of the 2015 Children's Rights Report. This is my third report. I am going to talk about the human rights of children and young people and the main things in my report.
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Disability rights: Facilitating the empowerment of people with disability

This unit of competency has been designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability, through the delivery of services driven by a person-centred, rights-based approach....
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All I want is a life free from violence

In 2015 the National Children’s Commissioner conducted a national investigation into the impact of family and domestic violence on children. This document provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations from the national investigation....