Amnesty International Australia has made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework.
Amnesty’s annual human rights survey has also consistently shown strong public support for a federal Human Rights Act. When told that Australia does not have a Human Rights Act, 73% support its introduction, three per cent showed some level of opposition, while 16% were non-committed and 7% were unsure. Knowing that Australia is the only liberal democracy without an Act again bolsters the case for its introduction: 59% of the sample become more supportive when they were informed of this.
Amnesty recommends that the Federal Government develop a new National Human Rights Framework that prioritises protecting human rights in domestic law in a Human Rights Act.
Learn more about why we need a Human Rights Act in Australia and help us ensure that everyone’s rights are respected and protected.