Darwin launch of New Matilda's Human Rights Act for Australia 


When: Friday 21 July, 6pm-7.30pm
Where: Museum and Arts Gallery of the Northern Territory

The federal government’s recent treatment of asylum seekers and the recently passed anti-terrorism laws have drawn attention to the importance for human rights for all and the absence of legal protections in our legal system.

Human rights experts, politicians, lawyers, representatives from the community sector and the general public will come together Friday night, 21 July, for the Darwin launch of New Matilda’s Human Rights Act for Australia campaign and a community forum to discuss how best to protect rights in Australia.

“Human rights are back on the national and state agendas,” said Susan Ryan, former Commonwealth Minster and Campaign Chair.

“We have assembled experts across a range of areas to talk about how the introduction of a Human Rights Act would impact positively on Australia. We aim to have our Human Rights Bill tabled and debated in the federal parliament as a Primate Members’ Bill by the end of the year,” she said.

The event will feature a number of key speakers addressing topical issues, including well known ABC and Territory identity Charlie King.

The event is being organized by New Matilda and everyone is welcome to attend.

To download the draft Bill or for information on the campaign go to: www.newmatilda.com/humanrightsact.