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The Human Rights Law Centre welcomes the news that the Victorian Government will back the creation of safe access zones to ensure women can safely and privately access health services without being harassed or intimidated.

The HRLC’s Director of Advocacy and Research, Emily Howie, said safe access zones are about respecting the privacy and dignity of women accessing terminations.

“This is a very positive development. For too long women have been subjected to abuse and intimidation when exercising their right to access legal health services,” said Ms Howie.

A group of leading community and legal organisations has today urged the Victorian Government to change Victoria’s Human Rights Charter to ensure it is more accessible, more effective and simpler to use.

Australia’s regional processing centre in Nauru is not a safe or appropriate environment for asylum seekers, according to a damning Senate Committee report released today.

 
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Indigenous Rights are Human Rights – Panel discussion in Perth

Indigenous Rights are Human Rights – Panel discussion in Perth

17 September 2015

Join us in Perth for a panel discussion about current Indigenous rights issues, featuring Amnesty International's Indigenous Rights Manager, Tammy Solonec, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and the HRLC's Ben Schokman

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