How a charter of rights could protect Australians’ fundamental freedoms

Australia’s record of human rights protection in areas such as Indigenous people, asylum seekers and freedom of speech are perennial topics of debate. The focus of these discussions is now shifting to whether Australia can take steps to establish a stronger legal framework for protecting human rights.

One reason for this is Australia is in the final stages of defending its record in a bid to secure a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. Another is that Australia’s recent experience on human rights is beset with deep flaws and inconsistencies

https://theconversation.com/how-a-charter-of-rights-could-protect-australians-fundamental-freedoms-81947?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+August+7+2017+-+80186424&utm_content=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+August+7+2017+-+80186424+CID_f06cef4b1c5b432939357fdedecc18a5&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=How+a+charter+of+rights+could+protect+Australians+fundamental+freedoms

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