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A statement from the Australian Human Rights Commission:
The Australian Human Rights Commission has serious concerns about the human rights situation in Afghanistan, heightened by the attacks on Kabul airport overnight, and the corresponding impacts on the Afghan diaspora in Australia.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the release of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Inquiry report on the ParentsNext program.
The report, ParentsNext: examination of Social Security (Parenting payment participation requirements – class of persons) Instrument 2021, makes two recommendations, including that participation in the ParentsNext program be voluntary, rather than compulsory.
The Commission makes this submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee in relation to the Migration and Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020 (Cth) (the Bill) introduced by the Australian Government.
Leading disability rights advocate Rosemary Kayess will give the 2020 Human Rights Day Oration today.
Last year’s Human Rights Medal winner, and a contributor to the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Rosemary Kayess will discuss the social transformation of CRPD and the impact it has had on the community as well as her work with the Disability Royal Commission.
Rosemary will be in conversation with ABC’s disability affairs reporter, Nas Campanella.