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Politics in the Pub at the Mullum Court House will this month explore advancing human rights and the common good.

Featured speakers for tonight’s (Wednesday September 26) event are GetUp’s director of human rights Shen Narayanasamy and Green Institute director Tim Hollo.

The organisers, the Ngara Institute, say, ‘Australia has become something of an international embarrassment, especially when it comes to its non-observance of its human rights obligations, and the stratospheric levels of wealth and income inequality.’

Tim Hollo. Photo ACT Greens

‘Our governments continue to mistreat asylum seekers who attempt to come to these shores to avoid persecution in their own countries.

‘Shamefully, our governments have regarded the deliberate infliction of cruelty as a viable policy option. Housing unaffordability, high levels of youth unemployment, the mass incarceration of Indigenous people, wage stagnation and diminished union power are symptoms of a society in deep trouble.

‘What can be done to restore Australia’s standing in the world as far as human rights are concerned?’

Starts at 6.30pm.


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