New Membership Scheme Sign Up

posted on May 8, 2015

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 >>

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

posted on July 6, 2015

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) strongly supports the proposed 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 … Read More >>

ALHR endorses concerns about Australian Border Force Act

posted on July 1, 2015

“ALHR endorses the concerns expressed in the open letter published today from 40 medical, educational and humanitarian detention centre staff” says President Nathan Kennedy. “The Border Force Act imposes disproportionate and unreasonable penalties upon Australians. It infringes rights to free speech” says Mr Kennedy. “It overrides the ethical obligations of health workers, and even their … 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 >>

ALHR calls for funding of the Custody Notification Service (CNS)

posted on June 10, 2015

ALHR has called on the Commonwealth Attorney-General and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs to take urgent action to secure funding for the Custody Notification Service (CNS) operated by Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW & ACT) Limited (ALS). There have been no deaths in police custody in NSW or the ACT since the phone line began in … Read More >>

Racial Discrimination Act 1975 – 40 years on

posted on June 3, 2015

Speaker: Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner When: 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Friday 19 June 2015 Where: Moot Court, Adelaide Law School, Ligertwood Building, University of Adelaide RSVP: By Monday 15 June 2015 to The South Australian Branch of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights is pleased to invite Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, … Read More >>

Leading Australian Human Rights Lawyers call on Premier Palaszczuk to initiate discussion on Queensland Human Rights Act

posted on May 11, 2015

  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) calls upon Premier Palaszczuk to initiate a State-wide public discussion on the introduction of a Queensland human rights act as promoted by MP Peter Wellington in his conditions for the formation of the current Queensland government. “A human rights act is vital for democracy in Queensland and crucial … Read More >>

ALHR Launches New Membership Scheme

posted on May 8, 2015

  ALHR is excited to announce an important change to our membership arrangements. To fully realise our goals and provide a high quality service to members we need to increase our resources. ALHR will begin to introduce 5 classes of paid membership  from 17 April 2015. Paid membership will enable ALHR to continually grow its capacity … Read More >>