An Australian Spectrum of Political Rights Scrutiny: 'Continuing to Lead by Example?'

An Australian Spectrum of Political Rights Scrutiny; ‘Continuing to Lead by Example?”’ (2015) 26/1 Public Law Review 19-38

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-56

Posted: 30 May 2019 Last revised: 2 Jun 2019

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Most Australian Parliaments promote the view that they are the institutions best positioned to scrutinise and protect the human rights of all. This article examines the varying standards of rights review being performed by parliamentary committees across the nine Australian jurisdictions. In mapping the diversity among Australian Parliaments in this regard, it points out that in four Australian Parliaments there is no parliamentary committee providing formal or systematic scrutiny of all Bills on a rights basis or indeed any basis.

Keywords: Australian Parliament, Parliament

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Grenfell, Laura, An Australian Spectrum of Political Rights Scrutiny: 'Continuing to Lead by Example?' (2015). An Australian Spectrum of Political Rights Scrutiny; ‘Continuing to Lead by Example?”’ (2015) 26/1 Public Law Review 19-38 ; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-56. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3395591

Laura Grenfell (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide

No 233 North Terrace, School of Commerce
Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
22
PlumX Metrics