Why Australia Does Not Have, and Does Not Need, a National Bill of Rights

Giornale Di Storia Constituzionale, 24 35-45, 2012

Posted: 20 Jun 2015

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James Allan

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

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Although my main topic in this article will be the absence of any sort of national bill of rights in Australia, I think that topic is best approached circuitously, or at least from the side. Put more bluntly, readers in continental Europe may well need some background and context in order to understand why Australia lacks such an instrument and why, in my view, the absence of a bill of rights is a very good thing indeed.

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Allan, James, Why Australia Does Not Have, and Does Not Need, a National Bill of Rights (2012). Giornale Di Storia Constituzionale, 24 35-45, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2620488

James Allan (Contact Author)

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

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

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