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

  • Do more for children, UN urges

    15 August 2011
    August: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged the Gillard government to create the position of a children's commissioner to champion the interests of vulnerable minors.

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  • A look at the Baseline Study

    August 2011
    August: The Australian Government has recently released the draft Baseline Study for comment as the first step towards implementing the National Human Rights Action Plan. The HRLC has prepared a preliminary summary and analysis of key gaps and concerns.

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