46 peak and civil society organisations endorse submission on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
This submission is provided by a coalition of Australian Non-Government Organisations to inform Australia’s upcoming review under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). It was coordinated by the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) and Kingsford Legal Centre, with direct contributions from 25 NGOs and is endorsed by 46 peak and civil society organisations from across Australia.
ICESCR is the international instrument that provides for economic, social and cultural rights.
The joint submission deals with a range of issues including:
• the need for a national Human Rights Act
• concerns about ongoing discrimination against a range of groups within the community
• ongoing concerns about the treatment of and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities
• the gender pay and superannuation gap
• concerns about Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and refugees
• concerns about Australia's social security system
• housing and homelessness
• the experience of people (particularly women) in prison, and
• funding limitations and cuts to a range of organisations and services.
Open the link to view the full submission: NGO Coalition Submission on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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