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Discussion paper: A model for positive human rights reform (2019)

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Sixth annual Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights to focus on Asia-Pacific

The human rights challenges and opportunities facing business in the Asia-Pacific region were the focus of the 6th annual Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights held in Melbourne today.

More than 130 leaders from Australian businesses, academic institutions, investors, civil society and government gathered for the Dialogue, which was convened by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Global Compact Network Australia.

Major human rights conference today in Sydney

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Her Excellency Dr Michelle Bachelet AC, is in Sydney today to attend the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Free and Equal; A National Conversation on Human Rights

Dr Bachelet will deliver the keynote address at the conference. Her speech will focus on Australia’s human rights achievements and challenges, as well as our sphere of influence in the Asia-Pacific and globally. 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sydney

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Her Excellency Dr Michelle Bachelet AC, is in Sydney today to attend the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Free and Equal; A National Conversation on Human Rights

Dr Bachelet will deliver the keynote address at the conference. Her speech will focus on Australia’s human rights achievements and challenges, as well as our sphere of influence in the Asia-Pacific and globally. 

Submission on the draft Religious Discrimination Bill

The Australian Human Rights Commission supports reform to improve protections against religious discrimination for all people in Australia. 

While supporting much of the draft Religious Discrimination Bill, the Commission urges that the Bill be amended to avoid limiting other human rights and overriding existing anti-discrimination laws.

“The Commission has advocated for more than 20 years for a Bill to protect against religious discrimination,” said Commission President Rosalind Croucher.

The impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of Government programs

Summary

This submission addresses some of the principal human rights implications of Centrelink’s automated compliance and outsourced debt collection program, referred to in this submission as the ‘Centrelink Debt Program’, and also known as ‘Robodebt’.

This submission addresses some of the principal human rights implications of Centrelink’s automated compliance and outsourced debt collection program, referred to in this submission as the ‘Centrelink Debt Program’, and also known as ‘Robodebt’.

Centrelink’s compliance program

1. Introduction

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee (the Committee) regarding its inquiry into ‘Centrelink’s compliance program’.

Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press (2019)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

PO Box 6021

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

 

By electronic submission

 

Dear Committee,

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

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