Guidelines for appointments to the Australian Human Rights Commission
25th Aug 2023
The ALA has made a submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in relation to Guidelines for appointments to the Australian Human Rights Commission which we broadly welcome. We recommend the Guidelines be made binding administrative guidelines under the Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment (Selection and Appointment) Act 2022. The ALA believes that legislating such requirements around the appointment process strengthens a culture of compliance, independence, and transparency. Such a step would further strengthen Australia’s international credibility and legitimacy.