Free + Equal Human Rights Conference

Don’t miss your opportunity to help Australia be more just, equitable and inclusive by joining hundreds of human rights advocates and supporters at the Free + Equal Human Rights Conference in Sydney on 6 and 7 June 2024.

This landmark national forum will pave the way for a revitalisation of Australia’s human rights framework, including the introduction of a Human Rights Act.

Presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission, the conference is part of this year’s Vivid festival Ideas program and will include 12 engaging sessions and events over two days featuring a diverse line-up of more than 50 eminent experts, thought leaders, social justice advocates and community heroes.

Delegates will learn about the positive change and opportunities a Human Rights Act will deliver as well as how to activate community support and engagement for this landmark reform. Sessions will also focus on a range of key human rights related issues including: enhancing Australia’s anti-discrimination laws; preventing racism; improving children’s rights and youth justice; exploring the intersection of business, technology and human rights; and marking 40 years of Australia’s ground-breaking Sex Discrimination Act.

A highlight will be Rights On Time, time-travelling panel show hosted by sleek geek Adam Spencer who’ll tussle with some of Australia’s favourite legal eagles, rights advocates, media personalities and comedy stars as they try to save the future from rights gone wrong.

Speakers include leading international human rights lawyers Jennifer Robinson and Philip Alston as well as diverse representatives from across Australia’s human rights, civil society, legal, justice, business and government sectors.

When:  Thursday 6 June, 5pm – 8:30pm, and Friday 7 June, 8.30am – 5.30pm

Where:  Hyatt Regency, 161 Sussex St, Sydney

Event Details

Date: June 6, 2024 June 7, 2024
Hosted by: Australian Human Rights Commission
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Sydney