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…

The Council in August

Council Chair, Andrew Naylor attended a consultative meeting between Australian NGOs and the Department of the Attorney-General. The Attorney-General attended and addressed some of the NGOs’ concerns. The Executive Director attended a workshop on the human rights-based approach to development…

The Council in June 2009

The Human Rights Council of Australia endorsed the following letter to the high-level panel of experts on the establishment of an ASEAN human rights body drafted by Forum Asia: “The Terms of Reference of the ASEAN human rights body should…

The Executive Director facilitated a workshop on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Treaty Bodies in Dili in mid-May for the Diplomacy Training Program. He caught up with with long-time HRCA member Pat Walsh. HRCA endorsed a letter to…