Final National Human Rights Consultation Update – 1 October 2009

“The National Human Rights Consultation has drawn to a close. The Committee has travelled far and wide to ensure that a diverse range of views on human rights has been sought. Since the Consultation was launched on 10 December 2008 the Committee has hosted 66 community roundtables in 52 locations throughout regional and remote Australia, as well as in capital cities. In addition to this, in excess of 35,000 written and online submissions were received by the Committee, and many people attended the three days of public hearings held in Canberra in July.

The National Human Rights Consultation Report was handed to Government yesterday. The Government will release the Consultation Committee’s report and provide a formal response in the coming months.”

“In other news, Fr Frank Brennan will be speaking about the National Human Rights Consultation and the Report at the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday, 14 October 2009. This event will be broadcast live on ABC Television. For more information please visit the NPC website:

Frank Brennan, Mary Kostakidis, Mick Palmer, Tammy Williams.