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Human Rights Risk in the Supply Chain

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Please join ALHR NSW for an informative panel discussion seeking to shed light on one of the most topical human rights issues facing the corporate sector in Australia. Our esteemed panellists will consider the human rights framework applicable to supply chains, slavery and forced labour, what is required of business, consumer pressure in response to … Read More >>

New Membership Scheme Sign Up

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You can transfer your existing ALHR membership across to paid membership in just a few minutes by following these simple steps:  1.  Log onto the ALHR website with your email address and password here 2. Select the “subscriptions – Renew/Upgrade Membership” tab at the top of the ALHR website pages and chose your class of membership. 3. Proceed to payment. Once … Read More >>

ALHR Condemns Australian Government Refusal to Cooperate with UN

posted on September 30, 2015

ALHR condemns the Australian Government’s refusal to assure complete freedom of inquiry to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Francois Crépaeu, during his planned visit to Australia, forcing him to postpone the visit.   Mr Crépaeu said that he was forced to postpone his visit to Australia because the Australian Government … Read More >>

Parliamentary inquiry in to Human Rights Act for Queensland

posted on September 16, 2015

Queensland is one step closer to a charter of human rights, with the Palaszczuk Government committing to holding a parliamentary inquiry into how the state could adopt its own bill of rights. Click here to read the story in the Brisbane times.  

The Syrian refugee crisis: A panel discussion – Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

posted on September 14, 2015

Our friends at UNSW’s Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law will convene an expert panel to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and its implications for the Middle East, Europe and Australia. Date: Monday 14 September 2015 Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm Venue: Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, cnr Hunter & Philips St, Sydney Speakers: Thomas Albrecht, … Read More >>

One Night. One Dream. Major Fundraiser

posted on September 11, 2015

Tuesday 15th September 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The Arena, NAB. 700 Bourke Street, Docklands, VIC Come and share the entrepreneurial stories of asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women. Our guest speaker, Australian entrepreneur Carolyn Creswell, Founder of Carman’s Health Food. Q&A  session after the stories Exhibition of photos, stories and products from our Sisters (Bid to buy) … Read More >>

ALHR deeply concerned about delayed police reporting of alleged assault of people with disabilities

posted on September 8, 2015

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is deeply concerned by reports last week of the ACT Government’s mishandling of alleged assault and abuse of people with disabilities in institutional settings in Canberra.   Nathan Kennedy, President, ALHR explains “the right for people living in institutional and residential settings to be free from exploitation, violence and … Read More >>

LEGISLATING AGAINST GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED CHILD ABUSE

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ALHR’s own Claire Hammerton, Chair of our Refugee Subcommittee, writes on the need for a legislative time limit on the detention of children in the latest edition of Asylum Insight. Click here to read her compelling piece.

Leading Australian Human Rights Lawyers commend Queensland ALP on Rights Leadership

posted on September 1, 2015

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) commends the Palaszczuk government for taking strong leadership on repairing Queensland’s broken record of human rights protection. Over the weekend, the ALP State conference moved to adopt a motion for the Queensland Government to conduct a Parliamentary Inquiry into a Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities during this term. … Read More >>