ExpiredPolicy Conversations: Human Rights


  • Policy Conversations: Human Rights
    21 October 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
*** October Topic Release ***

Human Rights

Human rights are about being treated fairly, treating others fairly and having the ability to make genuine choices in our daily lives. Human rights are the cornerstone of good policy, a good life and strong communities. But how are they currently protected in Tasmania and do we need stronger protections?

Join us in our next Policy Conversation to hear from Robin Banks, Tasmania’s former Anti-Discrimination Commissioner (2010-17) and current PhD Candidate at the University of Tasmania, whose research focusses on discrimination law, human rights law, stigma and prejudice. Robin has been involved in a broad range of human rights advocacy activities with a strong background in disability rights in particular.

Following Robin’s presentation, we will turn to an open discussion. Please come along and share your thoughts and experiences on human rights in the industry.

Some questions to prompt your thinking for the session include:

  • How do human rights relate to your work?
  • What are some concrete examples of how stronger legal protections for human rights might impact on your work or on the lives of people you work with?
  • What challenges are you having in this space and what opportunities do you see in the future?

You can join the session remotely using Microsoft Teams. Details on how to join the Microsoft Teams meeting will be distributed closer to the date.

Registration closes at 5pm, Wednesday 14 October 2020. For more information, please contact Dr Charlie Burton, Policy Manager, on (03) 6169 9514 or email Charlie.

TasCOSS Policy Conversations is a free series of one-hour events hosted by TasCOSS. Each event includes a briefing on a relevant issue, followed by facilitated discussion.

The Policy Conversations series aims to:

  • give TasCOSS and the industry an opportunity to share and discuss current state and federal policy issues; and
  • provide a forum to gather input for the industry’s advocacy work, such as submissions and lobbying.


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