Following the election of the Labor Party to form the next Federal Government, Amnesty International Australia National Director, Sam Klintworth, said:
“Amnesty International congratulates Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese on his 2022 election victory. The newly elected government is now in an ideal position to ensure people and their human rights are at the core of policy making decisions that benefit all of society.
“It’s clear from this result that Australians want to put behind us the hateful and divisive rhetoric on trans peoples’ rights, urgently act on the climate crisis and ditch temporary protection visas, as well as taking a more humane approach to refugee policy.
“We are calling on the Prime Minister to ensure all Australians have a fair go and to protect and defend the human rights of everyone, everywhere. An individual’s quality of life should not be determined by factors beyond their control – be it race, nationality, gender, socio-economic background, sexuality or age.
“The Government has a perfect opportunity now to formalise all of our rights in an Act of parliament.”