LGBTI groups and leaders call for parliament to block the plebiscite and provide a parliamentary pathway
19 October 2016
A network of almost 90 LGBTI organisations and leaders have again come together releasing a statement calling for parliament to block the plebiscite legislation.
Director of Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and Australians for Equality (A4E) Co-Chair, Anna Brown said we want to see an end to the proposed plebiscite so that we can move forward towards a parliamentary process to achieve marriage equality in this term of parliament.
18 October 2016
Australia is failing to provide a safe and free environment for civil society and to ensure that people are free to speak out and peacefully protest on issues that they care about, said a UN Human Rights expert today. Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, has been in Australia for a two-week official visit, meeting with government, MPs and civil society organisations.
After 10 years of impact working as a national human rights organisation out of Melbourne, the Human Rights Law Centre has opened a Sydney office.
It’s 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report. One of the key findings, was that a reduction in rates of imprisonment would mean a reduction in risk of deaths in custody. But Indigenous people have doubled as a proportion of the prison population.
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