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Let's talk about rights - Human Rights Act for Australia

Rights and Freedoms
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The Attorney-General announced the federal government's response to the National Human Rights Consultation on 21 April 2010.

The Commission expressed disappointment that the framework does not include a Human Rights Act but welcomed the other measures contained in the framework. Read the full press release here.

 The report of the National Consultation was released on 8 October 2009.

The Commission welcomed the report’s key recommendations: that human rights education is of the highest priority; and that Australia adopt a federal Human Rights Act. Read the Commission’s media release.

Below are other documents relating to the National Consultation: