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Free and Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights 2019

Rights Rights and Freedoms
Tuesday 8 October, 2019
Featured speaker - Michele Bachelet UNHCHR

What do you want human rights protection to look like in 21st century Australia?

It is time for us to talk about the Australia that we want to live in, and how we want our rights and freedoms protected. There are great opportunities ahead for human rights protection in Australia, but also great challenges. How do we balance competing rights in a complex legal landscape? How do we keep improving protections for vulnerable Australians? How do we find common ground on human rights in a diverse Australia?

In December 2018 the Australian Human Rights Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, announced the launch of a national conversation on human rights to explore all these questions and more. The Free and Equal conference is the centrepiece of this conversation and a once-in-a-decade event. It will take stock of the themes emerging from Australian voices and allow us to hear from human rights experts, industry and community leaders on how we can advance human rights into the 21st Century

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