Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

  • Toothless tiger: Human rights committee sits helplessly on the sidelines

    31st Aug 2023

    In place of the highly recommended federal human rights act, Australia has a parliamentary committee without any real power, says Greg Barns SC. Since its formation in 2011, ‘there have been numerous examples of legislation and executive government policies which, if there were a human rights law in place, would have been subject to court challenge.’