About HumanRightsActionPlan.org.au

As part of Australia's Human Rights Framework, the Australian Government is developing a new National Human Rights Action Plan. This presents an opportunity to systematically consider Australia's strengths and address our shortcomings in human rights laws and practice. The Human Rights Law Centre has created this website to provide NGOs with information about the National Action Plan process, and generate ideas for submissions to the Government's formal consultation process.

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Guest Blogs

  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    September 2011
    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has developed guidelines and provides assistance on the development of NHRAPs. While the experiences of countries in preparing and implementing NHRAPs is not yet exhaustively documented, this blog aims to outline some key features and as preliminary lessons from practice to date.
  • Ken Wade
    September 2011
    In a conversation with Moses, God forbade people with disability to approach his altars and make offerings there. To permit them this honour would be profane. At least God did not advocate their murder. Plato and Aristotle did. They found imperfect children so disturbing they urged their parents to kill them. For much of its history the Christian Church was little better. It equated disability with sin...

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