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Human Rights Act -Commission speeches and media releases


Commission speeches and media releases

National Human Rights Consultations Public Hearings (1-3 July 2009)

As part of the National Human Rights Consultation, the Committee held three days of Public Hearings from 1-3 July, 2009, at Parliament House, Canberra.

The hearings were an opportunity for Committee members and the public to access more detailed information from human rights experts and to hear from some of those in the community who lodged submissions.

See the presentation by Australian Human Rights Commission President Catherine Branson at the session - The Great Debate – Does Australian need a Charter of Human Rights?

For other speakers' presentations see

Video of the presentations is also available at: 

Proceedings were also filmed and are broadcast via the Australian Public Affairs channel at:


Other speeches

Media Releases