The Human Rights Law Centre is thrilled that our very own Director of Advocacy and Litigation, Anna Brown, has been nominated as one of Victoria's finalists for the 2016 Australian of the Year Award for her work tackling important human rights issues.
As the Australian of the Year Award website explains, Anna fingerprints are on almost every recent legal and political win for Australia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community - from the successful bid to erase unjust historical criminal records for homosexual conduct to the fight for legal recognition of gender diversity and securing federal discrimination laws to protect LGBTI people.
9 October 2015
During the month of October our hilarious friends at The Katering Show are generously donating all proceeds from the sale of their aprons to the HRLC!
High Court set to hear challenge to offshore detention on Nauru – Nauru announces transition to ‘open centre’
6 October 2015
The full bench of the High Court will this week hear a challenge to the lawfulness of the Australian Government’s role in offshore detention on Nauru. The hearing will proceed despite an eleventh hour announcement that the facility on Nauru is set to become an ‘open centre’.
Join us for a public discussion between our Director of Advocacy and Research, Emily Howie, and Human Rights Watch's South Asia Director, Meenakshi Ganguly, about some of the issues affecting the protection and promotion of human rights in South Asia.
Australia’s offshore processing policy being examined by High Court in Canberra
ABC News, 7 October 2015
High Court case challenges government’s power to run offshore detention centres
The Border Mail, 7 October 2015
Morrison fires shot at Nauru challenge
NT News, 7 October 2015
High Court to hear asylum seeker abuse claims on RN Breakfast
ABC Radio National, 7 October 2015
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