Making a Written Submission to the Human Rights and Technology Project.

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for submissions responding to the questions in the Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper.

Download a Issues Paper

Submissions may be formal or informal, and can address some or all of the consultation questions.

Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 2 October, 2018.

Submissions received after this date may not be considered by the Commission.

How do I make a submission?

You can make a submission in several different ways.

  a) Submissions can be uploaded online using the submission form. You may choose to upload a document, a video, a voice recording or picture.

  b) Submissions can be sent to the Commission:

  • by email to tech@humanrights.gov.au
  • by post to: Human Rights and Technology Project, Australian Human Rights Commission, GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001

What if I need to make a submission in a different way?

If you would like to make a submission in a different way please contact the Project team at tech@humanrights.gov.au, Ph (02) 9284 9600 or TTY 1800 620 241, to ensure reasonable adjustments can be made.

How will my submission be used?

The information collected through the consultation process will be used for the purposes of the Project and may be drawn upon, quoted or referred to in any Project documentation. 

The Commission also intends to publish submissions on the Project website, unless you state you do not wish the Commission to do so. Publication by the Commission is at the discretion of the Commission. We may decide not to publish submissions or to remove information in submissions, such as personal information, prior to publication.

If you would like your submission to be confidential or anonymous, please clearly state this when you make your submission. We will not publish confidential submissions on our website. We may use material from confidential submissions, such as quotes, case studies or other references in the report produced as a result of the Project. If we do this, we will remove any personal information so that you or other people referred to in your submission cannot be identified.

We will not release confidential submissions to anyone without your consent unless required by law. In the case of a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) there are likely to be relevant exemptions to production (including for material obtained in confidence and personal information). We would consult you about any FOI request before any decision was made about releasing information.

The Commission’s submission policy provides further information on the use, publication and access to submissions. The submission policy is located at:

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/submission-policy.

Human Rights and Technology Project Submissions form

This form allows you to make your submission and upload a document, a video, a voice recording or picture as your submission.

Part A collects information on the person or organisation making the submission.

Part B includes questions that you may respond to. You do not need to answer every question.

Submissions can be uploaded or sent by post to GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 or by email to tech@humanrights.gov.au.

If you have any questions about accessing or using this form please contact us or if you would like to make a submission in a way not mentioned here, please contact us at tech@humanrights.gov.au or Ph  (02) 9284 9600 or TTY 1800 620 241.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility problems using this website or submission form. 

Part A: Personal Information

Contact Details

Organisation Details

Is this submission presented on behalf of an organisation:

Nature of submission: public or confidential

Your submission will be treated as public and may be placed on the Commission’s website, unless you ask for it to be confidential.

Part B: Submission

You may choose to upload a document, a video, a voice recording or picture as your submission. [Upload here]  Please contact the Human Rights and Technology Project Team to send a file larger than 50 MB, such as an Auslan submission.

This section includes a series of questions developed by the Commission that you may respond to. You do not need to answer every question.

Human rights and technology

Reinventing regulation and oversight for new technologies

3. How should Australian law protect human rights in the development, use and application of new technologies? In particular:

Artificial intelligence, big data and decisions that affect human rights

6. How should Australian law protect human rights in respect of AI-informed decision making? In particular:

7. In addition to legislation, how should Australia protect human rights in AI-informed decision making? What role, if any, is there for:

Accessible technology for people with a disability

9. What should be the Australian Government’s strategy in promoting accessible technology for people with disability? In particular:

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