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Housing and Human Rights: Rights where it matters
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, presents the 2022 Sandy Duncanson Social Justice Lecture.

Homelessness can happen to anyone. People with disability are at an increased risk and they are joined by a growing invisible cohort of older women. COVID-19 was a trigger for state governments to find shelter for people living rough, illustrating that solutions to homelessness are available to us. The right to adequate standard of living, including adequate food, clothing and housing is enshrined in the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which Australia is a party. In this presentation Professor Croucher explores how a Human Rights Act for Australia could ‘bring this right home’ as part of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s project, Free and Equal: A National Conversation on Human Rights.

Oct 11, 2022 06:00 PM in Hobart

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Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher
President @Australian Human Rights Commission
Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM FRSA FACLM (Hon) FAAL TEP commenced a seven-year term as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission on 30 July 2017. Prior to joining the Commission, Rosalind was President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (2009–2017) and Commissioner (2006–2009), where she led a number of significant law reform inquiries. She has lectured and published extensively, principally in the fields of equity, trusts, property, inheritance, legal history and increasingly in public policy. In 2011 she was recognised as one of the 40 ‘inspirational alumni’ of UNSW, where she gained her PhD. In 2014 Croucher was acknowledged for her contributions to public policy as one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac awards; and for her ‘outstanding contribution to the legal profession’ was awarded the Australian Women Lawyer’s award.