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ALHR Supports our Chinese Colleagues

posted on July 20, 2014

ALHR has written to the Chinese Ministry of Justice and All-China Lawyers Association raising concerns about the increasing harassment of lawyers in China. ALHR has called for the release of lawyers in detention and that the Chinese Government ensure protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance with international human rights standards and international instruments … Read More >>

Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law Constitution Day Speakers Forum

posted on July 1, 2014 G + T Constitution Day

‘Say what you like: a constitutional right?’, a forum on freedom of speech issues and the Australian Constitution. The Constitution Day Speakers Forum is an annual event staged by the National Archives of Australia. The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law is pleased this year to host the 2014 forum at the Law Theatre, … Read More >>

Submissions made to Access to Justice Arrangements

posted on June 22, 2014

On 21 June 2013 the Terms of Reference paper for the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements became available. The Issues Paper was released on 16 September 2013 and the draft report was published on 8 April 2014. On 25 May 2014, ALHR President, Nathan Kennedy presented submissions. In its observations, … Read More >>

Submission to the Competition Policy Review: boycotts and human rights

posted on June 19, 2014

The Prime Minister and the Minister for Small Business announced a review of competition policy on 4 December 2013. The Issues Paper was released on 14 April 2014 and was open for submissions until 10 June 2014.  ALHR’s submission is available below. There will be further opportunities for consultation after the release of the Draft Report (currently scheduled for release at … Read More >>

UNHCR World Refugee Day Breakfast

posted on June 17, 2014

Every year on June 20, the world celebrates the courage and contribution of refugees. Australia for UNHCR is marking this special day with a breakfast celebration: Date: Friday 20 June 2014 Time: 7.00am – 9.00am Where: Grand Ballroom, Lower Level, The Westin Sydney Ticket Price: $110 Corporate Table of 10: $2,500 (includes a tax deductible donation) Book your … Read More >>

Take action with Remedy Australia

posted on June 10, 2014 remedy-logo

Remedy Australia is Australia’s newest human rights NGO, launched on the 20th anniversary of 1994′s landmark Toonen v Australia case. Remedy Australia is a supporter-based organisation with a mandate to get Australia to comply with UN decisions on human rights complaints, both past and future. Australia is obliged to remedy individual violations and ensure they never happen again. … Read More >>

Mandatory sentencing in NSW

posted on June 5, 2014

In January 2014, the NSW Government proposed a reform package to deal with drug and alcohol related violence. That package included proposals for mandatory sentencing on a range of offences. ALHR NSW campaigned vigorously against the mandatory sentencing, issuing a press release (available here) and writing to every member of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. … Read More >>