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Balancing Human Rights During COVID19

Rights Rights and Freedoms
Friday 27 November, 2020
Balancing Human Rights During COVID-19. Speaker images and names.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge that has required extraordinary measures to protect public health. Difficult decisions have had to be made about restricting some of our human rights – such as freedom of movement and association.

Protecting public health and protecting human rights are not mutually exclusive choices – but how do we keep the balance between the two? What safeguards do we need to protect rights and freedoms in Australia?

The Commission is proud to present this special 2020 Rights Talk, sponsored by Lexis Nexis. Join our panel of distinguished speakers as they consider the issues and solutions from a human rights perspective in this live online event.


Friday 27 November 2020 – 12pm to 1:30pm.

  • Dr. Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor
  • Professor Robynne Quiggin, Associate Dean (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement), University of Technology Sydney
  • Professor Sarah Joseph, Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University
  • Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director, Human Rights Law Centre

For further information about the speakers, the event, and to register for a ticket, visit:

Panel discussion facilitated by Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow with a welcome by Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM.

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