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
Posted: 30 May 2019 Last revised: 2 Jun 2019
Date Written: 2015
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
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