human rights

Archive of posts tagged 'human rights'

Submission re the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

August 22, 2019

Submission to the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 PIAC provided a short submission to this inquiry, supporting the call from a range of women’s, health and legal groups for abortion to be decriminalised … read more

Drug use and Human Rights: The missing piece of the Hep C elimination puzzle?

July 2, 2019

Access to good health is a basic human right. This World Hepatitis Day, the Kirby Institute, in partnership with PIAC, is hosting a special seminar that brings together experts from legal, health and community backgrounds to discuss strategies to ensure … read more

Life saving medication secured for asylum seeker with Hepatitis C

June 5, 2019

Legal action and strategic advocacy by PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project has ensured access to curative Hepatitis C medication for people in immigration detention. In 2018, PIAC filed proceedings in the Federal Court seeking orders for the provision of … read more

Human rights cases still unresolved ten years after Sri Lankan civil war

May 15, 2019

‘This weekend marks 10 years since the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, in which Sri Lankan Government forces fought the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, known as the Tamil Tigers, for 26 years.’ ‘In the decade since the … read more

Comments on the Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Religious Exceptions

May 9, 2019

Comments on the Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Religious Exceptions PIAC provided a short submission in response to the ALRC’s call for comments on the Terms of Reference for its review of religious exceptions … read more

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018

January 21, 2019

PIAC’s submission built on our previous submissions to the Religious Freedom Review, and a previous Senate Inquiry into discrimination against LGBT students and teachers. This includes calling for the adoption of best practice anti-discrimination legislation, such as the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination … read more

NSW falling behind on human rights protection

November 29, 2018

A NSW review of parliamentary process has recommended improvements that will provide better scrutiny of human rights issues in the law-making process, but has missed the opportunity to recommend broader changes that would bring NSW in line with other Australian … read more

Sri Lanka: new transitional justice mechanism bill on reparations passed

October 22, 2018

In October 2018, the Sri Lankan Parliament passed a bill establishing an Office for Reparations. This was one of the transitional justice mechanisms identified by the United Nations Human Rights Council in its landmark 2015 consensus resolution on Sri Lanka, … read more

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Consultation

September 29, 2018

PIAC’s submission examines the issue of access to technology, and lack of access to technology, and how this impacts the rights of people experiencing homelessness. This particularly relates to unreliable access to mobile phones, including internet data, and how this … read more

Thought our treatment of asylum seekers couldn’t get any worse?

June 17, 2018

Editorial in the Sunday Age: ‘This newspaper has argued for years that the treatment by successive Australian governments of people seeking asylum will come to be seen as one of the most shameful chapters in our history. Our resolve to … read more

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