Tag: human rights act

Northern Rights, Southern Law: Queensland’s proposed new human rights statute

BY JEREMY GANS

Introducing a bill to fulfil a two-year-old election pledge on a Wednesday morning, the Queensland Premier labelled it ‘the best and surest means of maintaining for us and our posterity the human rights declared by the … Read the rest

An Australian Perspective on the UK Human Rights Act Debate

person portraitBY GEORGE WILLIAMS

The long-running debate over the future of the UK Human Rights Act has reverberated around the common law world, indeed all the way to Australia.

This is because the Act is more than just an instrument of … Read the rest

Reviewing Victoria’s Human Rights Charter

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BY JEREMY GANS

Last month saw the tabling in Victoria’s parliament of the second of two statutory reviews of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 , Victoria’s human rights statute. Titled ‘From Commitment to Culture’, the 2015 Read the rest

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