Human Rights in Australia
Australia has ratified signed and agreed
to implement Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948
. Australia is the only western democracy with no bill of human
rights. Australia claims numerous laws that protect human rights
However, past ngo human rights reports that Human rights in
Australia has not been protected human rights of its indigenous
population. Australian Human Rights Commission is in fact not human
rights body but a national independent statutory body of the
Australian Government to look after human rights of its human
The Australia Human Rights Commission has responsibility for the
investigation of alleged infringements of human rights under
Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation called human rights law
.Matters that can be investigated by the Australia Commission
include "human rights discrimination on the grounds of race, colour
or ethnic origin, racial vilification, sex, sexual harassment,
marital status, pregnancy, or disability." But human rights
discrimination is not ratified by Australia as per Un declaration of
Leading NGO human rights reported violation of human rights of
Children in Immigration and Detention
The Australia human rights deny many basic rights outlined in
the Convention on the Rights of the Child living in
immigration detention. The young students on study in Australia
university from Asia and Africa, particularly India are reporting
many race violations of human rights in Australia, but Australia is
denying it after its police investigation of reported cases of human
rights in Australia. Australia claims that Human rights are about
equality and dignity for everyone in Australia. Human rights are
important to Australia’s democracy. Human rights of Australia state
has abolished death penalty in Australia since 1967.
Most human being of Australia live in either major cities, inner or
outer regional areas of Australia, but Indigenous peoples living in
remote or very remote areas are lacking health human rights. .
The White Australia policy of Australia which violates human rights.
, The policy of excluding all non-white people from the Australian
continent, was the unofficial policy of all governments and all
mainstream political parties in Australia from the 1890s to the
1950s, and elements of the policy survived until the 1970s. It is
grave human rights violations in Australia state. Although the
expression “White Australia Policy which violates human rights.” was
never in official use, it was common in political and public debate
throughout the period . The term 'mandatory detention is violation
of human rights in Australia states. It' describes the legislation
and actions of the Australia government to detain all human beings
entering the Australia states without a valid visa, including
children. Ngo human rights needs to raise issue of human rights and
advocating human rights courts as per Un human rights Charter 1948,
to which Australia states has accepted.
National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention held
an inquiry into mandatory detention and found that many basic human
rights outlined in the Convention on the human Rights of the Child
were denied to children living in immigration detention.
The Inquiry on human rights of children has found that Australia
laws that require the mandatory, and effectively
immigration detention of children, and the way these laws are
administered by the Commonwealth, have resulted in numerous and
repeated breaches of the Convention on the human Rights of the
The Inquiry has observed :
Monitoring of conditions in detention centers require human
rights protection in Australia.
Australia's detention laws and policy require human rights
protection in Australia.
Australia's refugee status determination system as it applies to
children require human rights protection in Australia.
unaccompanied children require human rights protection in
religion, culture and languages require human rights
protection in Australia.
temporary protection visas. require human rights protection in
These specific findings, based on evidence received by the Inquiry,
were assessed against Australia's human rights obligations under the
Convention on the Rights of the Child. From this, the Inquiry
reached its major findings and recommendations which are under
consideration of Australia Government. .