Statements and Speeches

Statements by the Chair

2014

2012

Speeches delivered by the Chair and members of the committee

2014

  • Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics Symposium: Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, Parliament House, 25 February 2014 (PDF 174KB

2013

  • 2013 Australian Government and Non-Government Organisations Forum on Human Rights, Old Parliament House, 19 June 2013 (PDF 466KB) (Word)

  • Human Rights at Work, University of Melbourne, 29 April 2013 (PDF 396KB) (Word)

  • Human Rights Compatibility: Parliamentary Scrutiny and Human Rights in Australia, NSW Bar Association Human Rights Committee Professional Development Seminar, 28 February 2013 (PDF 377KB) (Word KB)

2012

  • Human rights at your fingertips, online and in practice, Monday 29 October 2012 (PDF 34KB)

  • 2012 Australian Government and Non-Government Organisations Forum on Human Rights, Parliament House, 14 August 2012 (PDF 116KB)

  • Recent Developments in Constitutional Law: Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies Conference, 21 July 2012 (PDF 56KB)

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About this committee

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights was established in March 2012 following the passage of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, and once the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives outlining the details of the committee's operation. The committee's main function is to examine bills and legislation (including delegated legislation) for compatibility with international human rights standards

Committee Secretariat contact:

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
PO Box 6100,
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3823
Fax: 02 6277 5767
human.rights@aph.gov.au