Australia was reviewed for the first time under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva in January 2011. The UPR is a peer review by all 192 United Nations Members States. Over 50 countries made statements about Australia’s human rights record and 145 recommendations were made.

Here, ACCAN outlines practical suggestions of how the Australian Government can implement UPR recommendations. 

Submission to: Attorney General's Department 

Status: Submitted


Given human rights are universal, inalienable, indivisible and interdependent, this submission calls for the implementation of all 145 recommendations andprovides some practical examples of what can be included in a social inclusion strategy.  For example:

  • a National Broadband Network that is ubiquitous, accessible and affordable for all; and
  •  access to fair calls for all, particularly 13, 1300 and 1800 numbers from mobiles.

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