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CLArion June 2024: Time for a Human Rights Act !

CLArion June 2024: Time for a Human Rights Act !

A federal parliament committee has urged the Albanese government to enact a Human Rights Act for Australia. The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, chaired by Labor MHR Josh Burns, made 17 wide-raning and positive recommendations in a report released on 30 May. Australia needs to protect human rights in law like other liberal democracies do, mount a major national education campaign, and school all public servants to fully consider human rights. Parliament itself needs to scrutinise human rights much more closely, the committee also says.

Other items in the June issue include:

  • Campaign breakthrough after four years and 14-month inquiry
  • Where are HR Acts up to in the states and territories?
  • Coroner says proposed new law not needed
  • Weasel word ’significant’ gets new meaning
  • There is no ‘right to vote’ in America
  • Do children have a right to hug their parents?

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