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Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Poverty Commission

On Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Law Faculty, UNSW, the former Chief Justice of the High Court, Robert French AC, launched Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Poverty Commission. Listen to speeches from the launch here....

Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Poverty Commission

The Law and Poverty in Australia Report in 1975 was a landmark event in the history of Australian law reform. Since that time there has been no systematic overview of the inter-relation between law and poverty in Australia. Read more from Andrea Durbach, Brendan Edgeworth and Vicki Sentas (eds)...

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia

While the concept of slavery may seem remote to many Australians, we often unwittingly benefit from modern slavery via the clothes we buy, the food we eat and the companies we invest in. Read more from Justine Nolan and Jo Ford...

The Adani juggernaut and democratic processes: Do our governments really believe in the rule of law?

AHRCentre intern Michaela Vaughan writes about the considerable community backlash from a wide cross-section of society opposed to the Adani development on various cultural, economic, and environmental grounds.

Seminar postponed - Australia's campaign for the UN Human Rights Council

Thursday's seminar, Australia's campaign for the UN Human Rights Council, has been postponed due to illness. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Getting the Modern Slavery Act right for Australia

Despite the general abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the International Labour Organization reports that more than 21 million people are presently affected by ‘modern slavery’, a term encompassing trafficking, forced labour and slavery. Read more by Belinda Goh...

What You Need to Know about the Funding Cuts to Community Legal Centres

Community legal centres (CLCs) are not-for-profit community organisations that provide free legal services. They are facing funding cuts from the federal government. Here’s what you need to more

Celebrate achievements but keep fighting for gender equality, Tanya Plibersek told an International Women’s Day breakfast at UNSW

Speakers from the UNSW International Women's Day breakfast included the Shadow Minister for Women Tanya Plibersek, AHRCentre Director Professor Andrea Durbach, NUS president Sophie Johnston and Professor Rosalind Dixon.

International Women’s Day, UNSW 2017

Prof Andrea Durbach, director of the AHRCentre, delivered a speech, along with 8 other prominent women, at UNSW's IWD breakfast. Over 250 people gathered to listen to leading academics and MP/Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek. Read the speech here.

More than a Hot Week

A heatwave is more than a hot week. It is also an issue of environmental justice. An environmental justice perspective recognises that the benefits and burdens of the physical environment are rarely distributed evenly. Some people receive more than their fair share of the benefits and burdens.