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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.

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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.

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Human Rights scrutiny

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

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Privacy

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

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