Tag Archive | Australian Human Rights Commission

Open letter in support of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Originally posted on Castan Centre for Human Rights Law :
The following open letter was sent to editors of a number of Australian media publications regarding recent political attacks on the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs. Its signatories included a number of Castan Centre academics. If you would like to add…

Abbott is not amused with Triggs


Have I misjudged Tim Wilson?

The following is a snippet of Tim Wilson’s persuasive essay framed to convince us all he is a suitable candidate. Do read the article in full (it is quite short) if you haven’t yet done so. The Australian Human Rights Commission is statutorily charged with promoting the principles within the International Covenant on Civil and […]

Tim Wilson as Human Rights Commissioner

I must say this appointment of Tim Wilson is an interesting development indeed. Let’s take a step back to January 23, 2013. “The Australian Human Rights Commission does not protect human rights and should be abolished,” Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs will […]