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
Date Written: 2015
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
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