New human rights statutes, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law all continue to shape how governments act, how legislation is formed and how businesses operate.
Australia is already subject to a number of global human rights treaties. The High Court has been willing to find 'implied rights' in the Constitution and support is growing for a national bill of rights. This has all created a significant – and growing – need for human rights legal advice.
We provide advice on:
- Rights compatibility in the development of legislation and regulations
- Compliance programs and training
- Human rights risks in public-private contracts
- Litigation on human rights issues