Lucy Geddes on 50 Human Rights Cases that Changed Australia
50 Human Rights Cases that Changed Australia is a book that summarises Australia’s 50 most significant and influential human rights cases.
It’s the first book of its kind to be published in Australia. The cases include landmark human rights cases from all Australian states and territories. They range from the seminal freedom of expression and First Nations land rights cases of the 1990s, to lesser-known earlier cases on civil liberties and criminal procedure and more recent advances in LGBTIQA+ rights, environmental rights, and the rights of people with disabilities.
One of the authors, Lucy Geddes from the the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), is a human rights lawyer with international and Australian experience particularly focused on gender justice. Lucy joined 2SER Breakfast to discuss the book and the work undertaken by PIAC.
50 Human Rights Cases that Changed Australia by Lucy Geddes and Hamish McLachlan is available now from Federation Press and at a local independent book store near you.