ALSWA Submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department – November 2009

This submission provides comment and reference to previous ALSWA submissions that address specific issues highlighted in the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s (UNHRC) concluding comments on Australia’s compliance with the International Convention of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The submission focuses on the need for a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative body, the need for reparations for victims of the Stolen Generations, consideration and reform to improve the situation and occurrence of homelessness, the need for improved mechanisms for police complaints, improved treatment of juveniles in the justice system, access to justice issues and the benefits of a national Human Rights Act. 

HRC Concluding Observations iccpr.pdf  (1.43Mb)