Right to health, COVID & pandemic responses

What can we do to combat the health inequities which have been amplified by COVID-19? What lessons can we learn about providing equitable care to all?

On International Human Rights Day 2020, we hosted a fascinating forum on the right to health.

Minister for Human Rights, Tara Cheyne MLA opened the event. Human Rights Commission President Dr Helen Watchirs and Health Services Commissioner Karen Toohey facilitated; and the expert panel included:

  • Professor Andrew Byrnes, UNSW Law
  • Emma Campbell, CEO ACT Council of Social Service Inc
  • Karl Briscoe, CEO National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners
  • Darlene Cox, Executive Director, Health Care Consumers Association of the ACT.