Dreyfus | Brandis | Wright
Federal Election 2013 – ‘If I were Attorney-General…’
3 September 2013
With Australians heading to the polls this weekend, we asked the three people contending to be the next Commonwealth Attorney-General to outline their visions and priorities for human rights and justice in Australia.
Here’s what they had to say…
Mark Dreyfus QC, Labor MP and Commonwealth Attorney-General: Building on Labor’s human rights record
George Brandis QC, Liberal Senator & Shadow Attorney-General: Reclaiming human rights from the fury of ideologues
Penny Wright, Greens Senator and spokesperson for legal affairs: Autonomy and certainty for the legal sector
20 December 2012
Violence against women costs Victoria at least $3.4 billion a year, so it makes economic sense to spend more money on assisting victims and preventing violence from happening, writes the Federation of Community Legal Centres’ Dr Chris Atmore.
30 November 2012
Ngila Bevan from People with Disability Australia looks at the need to prioritise political participation and active involvement in the policy process.
29 October 2012
Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Justine Nolan, looks at the roles companies need to play in upholding human rights.
5 October 2012
The Association for the Prevention of Torture’s Rebecca Minty argues that preventing ill-treatment of people in the care of the state before it happens is a humane, sensible and cost-effective proposition.
1 September 2012
Barrister Fiona McLeod SC wants the human rights of the vulnerable and marginalised, including Indigenous Australians and victims of crime, forced adoption and fostering, to be promoted and protected in Australia.
1 August 2012
Barrister Greg Barns warns of rampant surveillance powers in the absence of adequate human rights protections.
2 July 2012
The Federation of Community Legal Centres’ Jacqui Bell outlines how she would change laws, policies and practices that compound cycles of disadvantage.
8 June 2012
The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby’s Senthorun Raj outlines how as AG he would embrace identities, intimacies and intersections in LGBTIQ communities.
8 May 2012
The Centre for International Governance and Justice’s Professor Hilary Charlesworth, provides four steps the AG could take to signal a renewed commitment to the integrity of the UN treaty body system.
8 April 2012
Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Dr Tamara Walsh, looks at the changes in law, policy and practice necessary to ensure realisation of the right to education for children with disabilities.
8 March 2012
London-based human rights lawyer who advises Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, Jennifer Robinson, tells how she would uphold human rights and the rule of law.
8 February 2012
Director of the National Pro Bono Resource Centre, John Corker, argues that a review of our laws and practices surrounding detention should be at the top of Australia’s agenda for promoting and protecting human rights.