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Rights and protections

We advise on policies and laws to help people enjoy a life where their rights are respected and protected.

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International human rights system

Human rights are codified in international agreements or treaties between governments, called conventions or covenants.


Protecting rights of older Australians

The Australian Government is committed to preventing and responding to abuse of older Australians. We provide policy support to address elder abuse.


Human Rights scrutiny

Human rights scrutiny processes are designed to encourage early and ongoing consideration of human rights issues in policy and legislative development.



Australia's privacy legislation protects how an individual's personal information is handled.

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