Briefing Paper for Attorney-General on Human Rights Initiatives
13 January 2012
Following Nicola Roxon’s appointment as Attorney-General on 15 December 2011, the Human Rights Law Centre prepared a Briefing Paper for the Attorney on Human Rights Initiatives for 2012-14.
Respect for human rights is the foundation of a community that is fair, just and inclusive. In our view, the promotion and protection of human rights should be a priority for the Australian Government and the office of the Attorney-General.
The Briefing Paper details seven actions which the Attorney-General could take to demonstrate principled human rights leadership, promote equality and human dignity, enhance government accountability and do better in guaranteeing fairness for all.