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COVID-19 Global
Virus-hit prisons still full of human rights defenders, as attacks continue
6 August 2020 | 12:30 pm

Governments who were lauded for releasing prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks have excluded human rights defenders from the measures and continue to make new arrests of activists, journalists and critics, Amnesty International said today. In a new briefing, “Daring to Stand up for Human Rights in a Pandemic”, which documents attacks on human rights […]

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COVID-19 Australia
It’s a COVID crisis, but we still have rights
5 August 2020 | 4:29 pm

New restrictions, increased police powers and the ability to suspend acts of Parliament have been introduced by the Victorian State Government to deal with a rapidly increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases. We’re all thinking of our family, friends, colleagues and those we don’t know in Victoria as we try to navigate our way through […]

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A light artist stands against a dark night sky and paints the AI candle.
Activism
Quarterly Activist Update (August 2020)
5 August 2020 | 9:08 am

Organisers and ALC members are currently in the middle of contacting action groups around the country. We want to check in to see how our movement is going amidst everything that happening out there. We’ve been inspired to see your creativity and adaptability in spite of changing circumstances and you can read more in our […]

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A black female demonstrator stands still in the street as US police officers in riot gear rush toward her. Behind them is a line of police officers also in riot gear.
Right to Protest Australia
Right to protest

When people stand up and speak out for human rights, they change the world for the better. But right now, governments and powerful groups with deep pockets are threatening our right to protest. We need to act.

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Community is everything
Margaret River Remembers

Margaret River Remembers… When: Saturday 8th August 2020, 12pm-4pm Where: Riflebutts Reserve, Prevelly Amnesty Margaret River, friends and supporters, invite the community to join them at Riflebutts on Saturday 8 August. An Installation of 437 Aboriginal Flags will be created with each flag a visual representation of each Aboriginal person who has died in custody […]

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Candles being lit. copy; Sissie Honoré
Refugees Australia
Submission: Inquiry into issues facing diaspora communities in Australia
31 July 2020 | 2:22 pm

Amnesty International Australia is fighting for refugees to be reunited with their families in its submission to the inquiry into issues facing diaspora communities in Australia. It is well recognised that families often become separated when people are displaced. Processes around, and the ability to, reunite with overseas family is a significant issue facing diaspora […]

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Protestors chant and bend down on their knees. They hold handmade red, yellow and black signs saying 'stop don't shoot' and Black Lives Matter. Woman in front raises her fist and is wearing an Aboriginal flag tshirt.
Community is everything Australia
Justice targets show lack of commitment to real reform
30 July 2020 | 2:24 pm

The release today of the Australian Government’s Close the Gap justice targets shows a disappointing lack of leadership in addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Australian prisons. Amnesty International Australia Indigenous Rights Advisor, Rodney Dillon, said: “These targets along with the failure to show leadership by committing to raise the age of criminal responsibility […]

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Refugees Australia
Submission: Senate Select Committee on Temporary Migration
30 July 2020 | 1:20 pm

Amnesty International Australia, in its submission to the Senate Select Committee on Temporary Migration’s inquiry into temporary migration, has called for the abolition of temporary visas. People on Temporary Protection Visas (TPV) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEV) face a number of issues including: not having the ability to bring their family to Australia, not […]

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