November 29, 2023

5 thoughts on “Calls for national Human Rights Act to be introduced in Australia

  1. In my opinion the Australian Human Rights Commission is a sinecure. I am therefore not surprised that the people who populate it are suggesting an Act of HR. An act or bill could and would inevitably be set aside or changed by the people in power in any ’emergency’
    A Charter of Human Rights would be a better option as it could only be changed by a plebiscite of the people.

  2. We have a Bill of rights, the English Bill of Rights, inherited by us along with the English system of government in 1788. Both of these ,have been over the years air brushed out of our lives. Any Right given to the people by a parliament can and will be taken away when it suits, any such right should only be accepted by the people at and after an informed Referendum

  3. And here was Little old ME, thinking that THE Govt of Australia – ALL of it, were members of A United Nations, which apparently ‘GUARANTEES’ the ;
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be ‘UNIVERSALLY PROTECTED’ (My Highlight) and it has been translated into over 500 languages. The UDHR is widely recognized as having inspired, and paved the way for, the adoption of more than seventy human rights treaties, applied today on a permanent basis at global and regional levels (all containing references to it in their preambles).

    FOR the Australian ‘Governments’, in case YOU missed this, the translation into over 500 Languages – ‘COVERS’ the ‘ENGLISH’ (Our Main conversing usage) language as well!
    ‘What’, & they’re only coming up with this ‘Now’, after the ‘Abuses’ of the last 4 Years with ZERO Visible ‘Oversight & Responsibility’? = ‘REALLY?’ With Prime Ministers/State Premiers & Cabinet including Police ‘Instigation’ Commanders/ Legal Oversights Attorney Generals/ Governor Generals/ apparent Human Rights Watch Organisations & ‘Abuses’ Promoted by MS & Social Media – The REST, ‘ALL’ MIA – So, WHY NOW? Enough said.

  4. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

    ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell (1945).

  5. Not feeling very hopeful. There will always be a clause they can use to overide any rights when they feel like it. Look at Julian Assange, never hurt anyone and yet treated like a serial killer!

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