Protecting (Human) Rights
THE NATIONAL ESTATE: CULTURAL HERITAGE: PROCEEDINGS 2009, pp. 105-117, Gretchen Poiner, ed., 2010
9 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2010
Date Written: 2010
This paper addresses the discourse of human rights in the Australian context. The resistance to human rights is apparent in the drafting of the Constitution and, subsequently, in attempts to enact a statutory bill of rights. The paper also considers the National Human Rights Consultation Report of 2009, noting how the political swing rightwards could damage the prospects of a federal Human Rights Act.
Keywords: Human rights, role of the state, Australia
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