The Council in April 2010

Following the Australian Government’s rejection of the recommendation by its own Brennan Committee to enact a Bill of Rights, the Council issued a media briefing criticizing the Government for its decision that will result in a lack of human rights…

The Council in December 2009

The Executive Director was asked to take part in the 3rd annual Intensive Course on Health, Development and Human Rights at the University of NSW * * * The AGM of the Human Rights Council of Australia is to take…

The Council in November 2009

The Council had endorsed a campaign by the St James Ethics Centre to promote an ethics-based complement to scripture classes in NSW schools. View the submission to NSW Education Minister Verity Firth here ethics-in-schools-submission This was followed up with a…

The Council in October 2009

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed annually on 17 October.  Its purpose is to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, to allow the poor to make their concerns heard and to promote awareness…

September 15, 2009

The Executive Director participated in a consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the forthcoming UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council. Eleven NGOs exchanged views with officials from DFAT, the Attorney-General’s Department, AusAID and…