The Charter of Rights campaign heads to Wangaratta

It was a shared love of protecting human rights that brought hundreds of people together from across regional Victoria, to spend their Valentine’s Day in a packed hall at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre.

The crowd was there to hear a discussion on the importance of a National Charter of Human Rights, with Professor Gillian Triggs, former president of the Human Rights Commission, Teela Reid, lawyer and human rights advocate, and Father Peter Macleod-Miller, Anglican Archdeacon, moderated by Lee Carnie, human rights lawyer and campaigner.

The lively community forum was organised by Rural Australians for Refugees, Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Law Centre.

You can watch a recording of the forum on the Australian Charter of Human Rights Facebook page.

Alycia Gawthorne