- UN examines Australia
`s rights record
- Amnesty says number of breaches occurred
- Still `discriminating against boat arrivals`
A UN committee will hear from organisations, the Australian Human Rights Commission, and others, about the nation`s human rights record today.
`Last time in 2005 in relation to the treatment of refugees it found that we weren`t complying with international law and I think (this time they) will also find that we are not complying,` Amnesty International`s Claire Mallinson told the ABC.
Ms Mallinson told the ABC Australia had `breached its obligations in a number of fundamental ways - especially in regards to the Northern Territory intervention`.
`Although the Government has recently made a few changes to legislation to re-instate the Racial Discrimination Act, they`ve really just tinkered around the edges and they are still discriminating against Indigenous peoples,` she said.
Ms Mallinson also said Australia was `still discriminating against people who arrive by boat rather than by planes`.