While many people think that human rights are a federal or even international issue, there are many decisions made in NSW that affect our rights and civil liberties.
Unlike Victoria and the ACT, NSW does not have a Human Rights Act. Such an Act would stop the government from making laws that undermine your rights.
There are many laws in NSW that are imposing on our human rights and the Greens are fighting to fix them.
We will continue to advocate for a Human Rights Act in NSW.
The Greens will:
- Protect access to housing, education and health care as basic human rights.
- Address violence against women as a human rights violation immediately through adequate funding, education programs and support services.
- Defend the right to protest and the right to strike, recognising that they are essential tools for social change and for the protection of our environment.
- Ensure that government funding is not be given to organisations that discriminate because of gender, sexuality or any other reason.
- Commit to decriminalising abortion, as we have consistently voted in parliament to protect a woman’s right to choose.
- Ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the right to self-determination, and hold distinct cultural rights that must be respected.
- End the police sniffer dog program and its intrusive public searches.