Events: Seminar Series
During the National Consultation, the Commission held a series of seminars to encourage debate about whether Australia should have a Human Rights Act. These included:
- 19 May 2009, Melbourne
A Human Rights Act for Australia: Dispelling the Myths
A free public lecture by the Hon Catherine Branson QC,
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Venue: Melbourne Law School
- 26 March 2009, Brisbane
What’s in it for Women? Women and Human Rights Protection in Australia. Hosted by Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and the Queensland Working Women's Service
- 5 March 2009: A Human Rights Act, the courts and the Constitution, presented by The Hon Michael McHugh AC, QC.
- Download The Hon Michael McHugh AC, QC's paper in Word
- Download Audio (mp3, 60 minutes, 57 M
17 February 2009: The UK Human Rights Act as a ‘parliamentary model’ of rights protection: lessons for Australia, presented by Murray Hunt - Legal Advisor to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights.