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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for its inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021. 

Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee with respect to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021.  This submission is made only in relation to Schedule 2 of the Bill relating to voter identification.

Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

The Commission makes this submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee in relation to its inquiry into the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 introduced by the Australian Government.

Review of the Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act 2018 (Cth)

The Commission makes this submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor review of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Cth), in particular whether the Act contains: appropriate safeguards for protecting the rights of individuals; remains proportionate to any threat of terrorism or threat to national security, or both; remains necessary.

Human Rights Reports

Parliament House
In addition to receiving complaints of unlawful discrimination, the Commission can inquire into complaints of breaches of human rights and workplace discrimination under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

Inquiry into whether Australia should enact legislation comparable to the United States’ Magnitsky Act 2012

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Human Rights Sub-committee, with respect to its inquiry into whether Australia should enact legislation comparable to the United States’ Magnitsky Act 2012.

Submission on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020

The Australian Human Rights Commission makes this submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in relation to its Review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020 (Cth) introduced by the Australian Government.

Submission on Religious Freedom Bills first exposure draft

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) makes this submission to the Attorney-General’s Department in relation to the Department’s consultation on a package of three draft Bills that the Department describes collectively as the ‘Religious Freedom Bills’.