Recent News

July 2012


Speech delivered by the Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights at Recent Developments in Constitutional Law: Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies Conference, 21 July 2012

Clare Kermond, 'Battle over TV's boycott of GetUp', Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 2012


Woman challenges policy refusal to destroy protect footage, ABC News, 11 July 2012

June 2012


Patricia Karvelas, Watchdog to test cuts to single pensions, The Australian, 21 June 2012

Statement by the Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on behalf of the committee made in the House of Representatives, 20 June 2012

Lisa Martin, 'Macklin must justify human rights: groups', The Herald Sun, 20 June 2012

Patricia Karvelas, 'Gillard asked to let inquiry assess bill's legality', The Australian, 16 June 2012

May 2012


Statement by Matilda Bogner, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, calling for the Stronger Futures Bills to meet Australia’s human rights obligations, 22 May 2012

March 2012


Louis Andrews, ‘Human rights bid for ACT education’, The Canberra Times, 29 March 2012

ACT Government response to the Australian Capital Territory Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Research Project Report, March 2012


Farrah Tomazin, ‘New laws to bolster human rights charter’, The Age, 18 March 2012

Victorian State Government response to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee’s Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, 14 March 2012

Premier’s liberal halo has slipped, The Age, 10 March 2012

Philip Lynch & Spencer Zifcak, Baillieu's commitment to a fair Victoria is on the line, The Age, 10 March 2012

Farah Farouque, Liberals split on rights charter, The Age, 9 March 2012

Andrea Petrie, Mokbel may challenge bill, The Age, 1 March 2012

Pia Akerman, Judge seeks answers on Mokbel's High Court considerations, The Australian, 1 March 2012

February 2012


Patricia Karvelas, National Congress of Australia's First People accuses ALP of race laws, The Australian, 8 February 2012


Chip Le Grand, Tony Mokbel team mull loophole challenge, The Australian, 29 February 2012


Time the law moved to stop parents smacking their kids, The Canberra Times, 18 February 2012


State’s human rights squeeze ‘misconceived’, The Examiner, 7 February 2012

Greens’ rights charter push, The Examiner, 5 February 2012

Dinah Arndt, Budgetary constraints stall human rights charter proposal, The Examiner, 4 February 2012

News archive

Previous news items (from September 2011 onwards) are available here.

For an archive of earlier news items, see the ACT Human Rights Act Research Project