Welcome to the LRSJ Human Rights Blog

We provides summaries of court cases in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), extracts from ACT Explanatory Memoranda and Hansard records which refer to the ACT Human Rights Act 2004, along with access to publications related to the ACT Human Rights Act 2004, and answers to some frequently asked questions related to this Act.

Case Summaries

Cases discussing the Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT)

Human Rights Commentary

Blogs and other articles on Human RIghts

Hansard and Explanatory Memorandum Summaries

Parliamentary discussions on the Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT)

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination – an ethical shot in the dark?

As the first licensed Covid-19 vaccines were administered in the United Kingdom and approved in the US and Canada, the public, governments, the World Health Organization and drug regulators were watching to know not only when our vaccines will be available but whether this one will prove effective enough to bring an end of thisContinue reading “Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination – an ethical shot in the dark?”

Does ACT Whistleblower Legislation Provide Adequate Protections?

Introduction Whistleblowing is a valuable tool used to hold public officials to account for their actions. Whistleblowing is the act of exposing information or activity from within a private or public  organisation, that is deemed illegal, illicit, unsafe, or a waste, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds. A protective framework is established in legislation andContinue reading “Does ACT Whistleblower Legislation Provide Adequate Protections?”

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