A Bill of Rights Odyssey for Australia: The Sirens are Calling

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 19, pp. 175,1997

23 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2012

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James Allan

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

Richard Cullen

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 12, 2012

Abstract

This comparative article argues that Australia, amongst almost all the major Common Law (and other) jurisdictions in the developed world, especially, has been fortunate not to have a full Constitutional Bill of Rights. Such Bills of Rights, experience shows (not least in Canada) lead to over-reaching public policy decisions by unelected (and remote from consequences) judges.

Suggested Citation

Allan, James and Cullen, Richard, A Bill of Rights Odyssey for Australia: The Sirens are Calling (September 12, 2012). University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 19, pp. 175,1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2145182

James Allan

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

The University of Queensland
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Richard Cullen (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China

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