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 >>

Human Rights Risk in the Supply Chain

posted on September 7, 2015 canstockphoto27878927 (1)-5

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 >>

The Right Way – A dialogue about a Human Rights Act for Queensland

posted on August 21, 2015 The Right way

It is time for the introduction of a Human Rights Act in Queensland. Queensland’s unique single house parliamentary system leaves us exposed to the misuse of government power. A Human Rights Act would protect Queenslanders and improve Queensland’s system of government. Victorians and residents of the ACT have enjoyed the protection of human rights laws … Read More >>

A Conversation about Refugee Protection – presented by the La Trobe Law School and La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University

posted on August 21, 2015

The major political parties have joined together to convince us that asylum seekers must be prevented from coming to Australia. However, they have not explained why asylum seekers attempt to come to Australia in the first place or what the consequences of Australia’s deterrence policies might be for asylum seekers and countries in the region. … Read More >>

UNITY the film

posted on August 11, 2015

Finally the day has come UNITY (the follow up documentary from acclaimed director of EARTHLINGS) is playing nationally in select cinemas for one off event screenings from tomorrow.  See for session times. Trailer:  

International human rights must be addressed by Senate Inquiry into education for students with disabilities

posted on July 6, 2015

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) strongly supports the Senate Inquiry into the education of students with disabilities.  Recent reports of students with disabilities being targeted and improperly treated in schools throughout Australia must be properly examined and the respective bodies be held to account.  “Education is fundamental human right and one which must be … Read More >>

Upcoming Refugee Week event presented by the Kaldor Centre and RACS

posted on June 12, 2015

Our friends at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) invite ALHR members to attend an upcoming seminar on representing refugees today. The event will feature a panel discussion on legal sector responses to changes in asylum seeker policy and funding. Details: Wednesday 17 June … Read More >>