These papers have been added to this site for research and historical purposes.

Australia's first federal Human Rights Commission was established by the Fraser Government under the Human Rights Commission Act 1981. The first Commission was replaced by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now renamed as the Australian Human Rights Commission) in December 1986. The first Commission was a distinct statutory body from the current Commission. It should not be assumed that the present Commission necessarily endorses views expressed by or on behalf of the first Commission in every respect. Further, the papers below were prepared for, rather than by, the first Commission. 

Occasional Papers

See also Discussion Papers and Reports

Ethical and Legal Issues in Guardianship Options for Intellectually Disadvantaged People (Word) or PDF (1986)