Australia's record on children in detention and its draconian anti-terrorism laws are examples of why we need a Human Rights Act, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has told a packed public forum at UNSW.
The Diplomacy Training Program, the human rights group launched at UNSW by Jose Ramos Horta 20 years ago, now has even more reason to celebrate its anniversary, winning coveted tax deductibility status from the Federal Government.
Internationally renowned human rights legal specialist Professor Sandra Liebenberg, from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, will deliver this year's Australian Human Rights Centre Annual Public Lecture at UNSW.
How is the changing environment impacting on human rights? Leading academics and politicians will debate the issue next week at the Australian Human Rights Centre's (AHRC) symposium, Securing the Environment: the challenge of protecting human rights in a changing environment.