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Australia's 'A' rating on human rights is under threat with a handpicked, politically engineered commissioner

By Justine Nolan, Professor of Law and Justice and Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW
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The Morrison government’s handpicked appointment of a new human rights commissioner, Lorraine Finlay, threatens to undermine the independence and legitimacy of the Australian Human Rights Commission itself.

It could also damage Australia’s credibility on the international stage and lead to a downgrading of our commission by the body that serves as a watchdog for human rights commissions around the world.


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