Public lecture: Why Australia needs a Charter of Human Rights

The Human Rights Law Centre’s executive director, Hugh de Kretser, will delivered RMIT’s 2018 Higinbotham Lecture in Melbourne on Thursday 20 September.

Human rights belong to every single one of us. They embody values like freedom, respect, equality and dignity. Respect for human rights helps keep societies fair, just and equal.

Yet 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written and adopted by the international community, human rights are still not properly protected in Australian law. Australia is the only western democratic nation without a national charter or bill of rights.

It’s time to change this. Join the campaign.

Download the full transcript of the speech here.

Joe Guario