The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) makes this submission to the Joint Select Committee in relation to its inquiry into the National Anti-Corruption Commission Legislation, being the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022 and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2022.
The Commission has the power to intervene, with leave of the Court, in proceedings that involve issues of race, sex and disability discrimination, human rights issues and equal opportunity in employment. The power to seek leave to intervene is contained in:
The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor in relation to its Review into Division 105A of the Criminal Code, dealing with the imposition of post sentence orders on terrorist offenders.
The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee in relation to its inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 (Cth), Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 (Cth), and the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Cth).
Section 55 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) gives the Commission the power to grant temporary exemptions from certain provisions of the Act. Temporary exemptions may be granted for up to five years at a time and may be granted subject to specified terms and conditions. The effect of a temporary exemption is that discrimination covered by the exemption is not unlawful under the Act, while the exemption remains in force.
The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties inquiry into the International Labour Organization Protocol of 2014 to Forced Labour Convention 1930 (No. 29) (Forced Labour Protocol).
The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in relation to its statutory review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019 (Cth), as required by s 29(1)(cc) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (Cth).