The Right to Vote: An Australian Perspective on the Challenges of Ageing in a Democracy

International and Comparative Law on the Rights of Older Persons, Vandeplas Publishing, pp. 99-102, 2015

6 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2015

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Wendy Lacey

University of South Australia - School of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Australian "exceptionalism" with respect to the implementation of human rights norms has been widely noted and frequently criticized. As the only developed Western state without a bill or statutory charter of rights, Australia stands in a unique position. In law, human rights tend to be marginalized, and yet, in policy terms, Australia has advanced a relatively comprehensive agenda to support its ageing population, including with respect to health, superannuation, the aged pension, and aged care services.

Keywords: Ageing population, human rights, Australia, democracy

Suggested Citation

Lacey, Wendy, The Right to Vote: An Australian Perspective on the Challenges of Ageing in a Democracy (2015). International and Comparative Law on the Rights of Older Persons, Vandeplas Publishing, pp. 99-102, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2627466

Wendy Lacey (Contact Author)

University of South Australia - School of Law ( email )

GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia

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