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Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act commences

The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) commenced on 4 January 2012.  The Act requires all new bills and disallowable legislative instruments to be accompanied by a ‘Statement of compatibility with human rights’.

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth)

The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) commenced on 4 January 2012.  The Act requires all new bills and disallowable legislative instruments to be accompanied by a ‘Statement of compatibility with human rights’.

National Human Rights Action Plan

The Federal Government is developing a National Human Rights Action Plan to outline future action for the promotion and protection of human rights. Part of this Action Plan was the Baseline Study survey on the experience and protection of human rights in Australia. Arts Law contributed a submission identifying issues relevant to the arts.

Sedition

Arts Law has been active in campaigning and made a submission in relation to the Government’s sedition laws, considered likely to have a chilling effect on artists across all art forms.

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