Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Anniversary

UDHR60 Motions in the House and Senate

The Human Rights Council of Australia urged the Parliament of Australia to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Senator Sarah Hanson-Young moved motion in the Senate which passed it without dissent. The motion can be found at the following URL:


The Prime Minister tabled a similar motion on 2 December and addressed the House which was followed by a reply by the Leader of the Opposition, Malcolm Turnbull. The PM’s motion can be found in the Votes and Proceedings of the House for December 2 at the following URL:


On 26 November Mark Parnell of the Australian Greens in the South Australian Parliament moved and spoke to a motion marking the anniversary of the UDHR. The URL is: