Australia is the only liberal democracy that does not have a bill or charter of rights at the national level, and people’s human rights are not very well protected in Australian law. The starting point for a national Human Rights Act is to recognise that people’s human rights matter, all of the time, and should be protected.
Human Rights Act for Australia
Australian Human Rights Act Position Paper Launch
The Australian Human Rights Commission is set to release its Position Paper on a Human Rights Act for Australia on Tuesday 7 March, at a launch event in Sydney. The Free and Equal Position Paper details our proposed model for a Human Rights Act, building on and complementing the advocacy of many across the nation. This will be a hybrid event with attendance and live-streaming on Tuesday 7th March 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.