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

  • Anna Brown
    18 December 2012
    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’. However, some concerns remain about the NHRAP's effectiveness.
  • Chris Hartley
    February 2012
    In December 2011, the Australian Government released its exposure draft for the development of a new National Human Rights Action Plan (the Action Plan). In releasing the exposure draft, the Government claimed the development of a human rights action plan:

    “,,, will demonstrate Australia’s on-going commitment to our international human rights obligations. It will allow us to systematically consider our strengths and address our shortcomings in human rights observance. In doing so, it will improve both the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.”

News

  • New Timeframes Announced by Government

    16 September 2011
    September: The Attorney-General's Department has announced timeframes for the release of the final version of the Baseline Study and release of the draft National Human Rights Action Plan. NGO's should be aware there will be further opportunities for consultation in December.

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  • A Sound Baseline for Human Rights

    13 September 2011
    September: The Human Rights Law Centre has made a major submission on the draft Baseline Study entitled A Sound Baseline for Human Rights in Australia.

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