Edward Santow

Religious Freedom announcement

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes the release of the Religious Freedom Review.The Commission looks forward to assessing any legislative proposals when they are released in order to ensure that they appropriately balance human...
Thursday 13 December 2018
Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) session in Rockhampton, Queensland

Elevating the voices of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women &...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has finished her national consultations with First Nations women and girls for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.Commissioner Oscar’s final sessions...
Wednesday 12 December 2018
Human Rights Day Oration

Measuring success, one year since the Northern Territory Royal Commission

The Hon Margaret White AO and Mick Gooda delivered the Human Rights Day Oration in Sydney last night, to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.The event also marked one year since the Royal Commission into the Protection...
Tuesday 11 December 2018
David Woodroffe receiving the 2017 Law Award with Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Commission President Rosalind Croucher; photographed by Matt Syers

Lawyer urges justice diversion for Indigenous youth

By Siobhan Ryan David Woodroffe, Principal Legal Officer for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), says diverting Aboriginal children away from the criminal justice system must be the priority of Northern Territory legal reform....
Tuesday 11 December 2018
Human Rights and Technology

Encryption law fails on rights

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow warns significant threats to human rights remain despite some improvements to Australia’s encryption law.“Police and security agencies must be equipped with robust powers to protect our national security....
Friday 7 December 2018

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