30 September 2013
The Human Rights Law Centre has produced a series of fact sheets that outline human rights obligations relevant to domestic violence.
Urgent need for independent oversight highlighted by allegations of widespread rape in Queensland jails
8 August 2013
A Queensland jail worker at the Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre has been granted bail after facing charges for a number of offences, including raping inmates, attempted sexual assaults and attempting to procure a sexual act by intimidation.
2 August 2013
Tasmania’s move to decriminalise abortion has been welcomed by the Human Rights Law Centre in a submission to a Parliamentary Committee reviewing the proposed laws.
30 July 2013
The Human Rights Law Centre has made a submission to a Parliamentary Committee reviewing a proposed new law that will decriminalise abortion in Tasmania. The HRLC’s Director of Advocacy and...
23 January 2013
Despite needing some amendments, the Federal Government’s draft Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 has the potential to strengthen protections against unfair treatment and make anti-discrimination laws more effective, accessible and cost-efficient. This is the message the Human Rights Law Centre will deliver when it gives evidence today before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.
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.
20 November 2012
A new Bill proposed by the Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, and Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Penny Wong, will strengthen protections against unfair treatment and make anti-discrimination laws more effective, accessible and cost-efficient.