Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Getting Together for Human Rights
The on-line community group GetUp organises GetTogethers occasionally for grass roots feedback on important issues such as reconciliation. Last week I joined in by hosting one in my local area. Eight people I had never met joined me at the local coffee shop to go through GetUp's agenda and form our submission to the Human Rights Enquiry. It was an inspiring evening with some very smart, aware people. We decided that despite the legislation protecting rights already in place, a Human Rights Act would prevent people slipping through the cracks. So I prepared our submission and sent it in. Democracy in action!