A fairer and simpler law for all: HRLC Submission on Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

A fairer and simpler law for all: HRLC Submission on Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

The HRLC welcomes the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 as a culmination of many years of research, discussion and advocacy around the need to strengthen, modernise and streamline federal anti-discrimination laws. While there are aspects of the HRAD Bill that could be strengthened, the HRLC considers that the Bill improves protections against unfair treatment and makes anti-discrimination laws more effective, accessible and cost-efficient.

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New Human Rights Action Plan a step forward for rights but needs stronger accountability measures

On 10 December 2012, the Australian Government released the final version of its National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP). The NHRAP represents a key plank of Australia’s Human Rights Framework and is intended to "outline future action for the promotion and protection of rights in Australia".

The HRLC’s Director of Advocacy, Anna Brown,welcomed the final version of the NHRAP, but said it should be strengthened to ensure more effective monitoring, implementation and measurement of human rights.

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