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On Monday night our Director of Legal Advocacy, Daniel Webb, delivered a speech at the #LetThemStay community event in Melbourne...

Last Wednesday – the day the High Court handed down its decision – was a tough day. There is just no easy way to tell a young mother that our government wants to condemn her and her one-year old baby to a life in limbo on a tiny island. But as difficult as last Wednesday was, the response since has given me great hope.

We’ve seen doctors risk jail to speak out. We’ve seen churches offer sanctuary to those in need. We’ve seen State and Territory leaders speak out and call on Malcolm Turnbull to do the decent thing. These doctors. These churches. These State Premiers. They have reminded us what strong moral leadership looks like.

The HRLC’s Director of Advocacy and Research, Emily Howie, said that the Australia needs to improve its human rights record and that the HRLC has advocated for the establishment of an Australian human rights ambassador to promote and coordinate human rights within and across foreign policy since 2009.

The Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Legal Advocacy, Daniel Webb, has welcomed news that the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has written to the Prime Minister explaining that he wants the 267 men, women and children facing deportation following this week’s High Court decision, to call Victoria home.

 
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Global ambitions, domestic pitfalls – can Australia lead on human rights?

Global ambitions, domestic pitfalls – can Australia lead on human rights?

27 October 2015

Join us for a panel discussion in Melbourne about Australia's foreign policy ambitions and failures with Tim Costello, Andrew Hudson and Emily Howie.

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