Upcoming human rights events in Tasmania


Tasmanian State Election 3 March 2018


Past events


Human Rights Week  3 - 10 December 2017

ABC Community Conversation, 7 December.


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(left to right) Louise Saunders (ABC Presenter), Richard Griggs (Tas Director of Civil Liberties Australia), Bernard Goh (CLA member), Ben Bartl (Tenants Union solicitor) and Michelle Parker (Equal Opportunity Tasmania).




'Would Andrew Inglis Clark support a Tasmanian Human Rights Act?' a talk by Professor Henry Reynolds

13 September 2017, Parliament House Reception Room, Hobart.

A short synopsis of the talk by Professor Reynolds: here

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Richard Griggs and Professor Henry Reynolds





Tamar Valley Peace Festival panel discussion on ‘Why Tasmania Needs a Human Rights Act’

28 July 2017, Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston.

Panelists left to right: Robin Banks, Kristen Desmond and Rajan Venkataraman

Amnesty International UTAS panel discussion 'A Human Rights Act for Tasmania'

Wednesday 26 July, University of Tasmania's Centenary Lecture Theatre

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Left to right: Richard Griggs, Richard Atkinson (Greens Kingborough Councillor), Robin Banks, Lara Giddings Tas MP (Labor), Bernard Goh (UTAS Amnesty International), Andrew Wilkie federal MP (Independent). Kneeling: UTAS Amnesty International members Molly Bird, Nina Hamasaki, Oliver Hovenden

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival screening of Constance on the edge

2 June 2017, University of Tasmania’s Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre http://2017.hraff.org.au/2017-program/browse-program


Politics in the Pub- ‘A Tasmanian Human Rights Act’

25 May 2017, Duke Hotel.

Speakers left to right: Richard Griggs (standing), Rodney Croome and Meg Webb. MC Jen Brown (far right)


Australian Lawyers for Human Rights information session

26 April, Offices of Dobson Mitchell Allport Lawyers


Campaign Briefing

23 April 2017, Battery Point Community Hall


Hobart Oration

30 March 2017, Hobart Town Hall, A copy of the speech given by Professor Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights Commissioner is available here