In his keynote speech at Economic Justice Australia’s annual conference, Principle Solicitor at Townsville Community Law, Bill Mitchell, highlighted that we must ensure that we do not lose sight of the fact that economic justice is a fundamental human right.

Right Now has posted an adapted piece of his speech on their website here.

Welfare rights work is emotionally draining, technically difficult and is often set against a backdrop of public misinformation about rights and poverty in Australia. It compares in many ways with refugee work in this regard.

You have to do this work to really understand how important it is.” read more..