Discussion paper

Free and equal: an Australian conversation on human rights

Human rights Australia

Through 2019, the Australian Human Rights Commission will promote conversation nationally to identify what makes an effective system of human rights protection for 21st Century Australia.

The purpose of the national conversation is to:

  • Promote awareness of the importance of human rights to 21st Century Australia
  • Identify current limitations and barriers in the promotion and protection of human rights at the national level
  • Identify the key principles and elements of a human rights reform agenda to modernise our human rights protections
  • Build partnerships and consensus on the future actions required to better protect and promote human rights across the Parliament, government and the community.


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