EVENT #7 HAPPENING ON THURSDAY OF ACCESS WEEK
The Access Department is partnering up with Amnesty UWA and AIESEC in WA for a letter-writing event! Join us to write emails to many state and federal politicians to campaign against the Student Learning Entitlement and campaign for a human rights act for WA
Where: In-person location - Acorn Room Online - A Microsoft Teams link will be sent out closer to the event
What to bring: Your laptop
What are we writing about?
Topic 1: The Student Learning Entitlement is a 7-year limit on the amount of study you can undertake in a Commonwealth Supported Place from the previous 10-year limit. This change disproportionately affects students within the Access community who may only take one or two units at a time due to their disability and/or caring responsibilities.
Topic 2: Although Australia is a party to seven core international human rights treaties, this does not mean those rights are enforceable in our domestic legal system. Australia does not have a federal Human Rights Act or Bill of Rights to protect our human rights. This means that many of the basic rights that Western Australians have right now, such as the right to equality before the law, the right to freedom of association and rights to health and education are not adequately protected by existing legislation.
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