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Human Rights Commissioner hosts Hobart public forum

Rights Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will hold a public forum in Hobart on Monday 24 November to discuss rights and freedoms in Australia.

“This forum is part of the national Rights & Responsibilities 2014 consultation, designed to generate positive and constructive conversations about human rights in Australia,” Commissioner Wilson said.

“We need to broaden the discussion beyond current debates and talk about freedom of expression, religion and association, the right to property, the right not to be detained arbitrarily and right to trial by jury.

“These rights are central to the autonomy and dignity of every Australian to participate in our liberal democracy, society and economy.”

Commissioner Wilson has previously visited the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and the ACT as part of the national consultation.

The Commission has also released a discussion paper to gather feedback from the community on how well we currently protect people’s rights and freedoms in Australia.

Hobart public forum

  • Date: Monday 24 November 2014
  • Time: 3:30p-5pm
  • Location: The office of the National Disability Services, 1/160 Collins Street, Hobart.

Please register online for this free event.

More information about the national consultation is online at www.humanrights.gov.au/rights2014

Media contact: Dominic O’Grady 0419 258 597 or (02) 9284 9861