Category: Politics and Law

Quotes and examples – Rights 0

Quotes and examples – Rights

Quotes Robert Menzies To live in a Common Law country is the best guarantee of the rights of the individual John Howard Australia’s human rights reputation compared with the rest of the world is...

Experience of the Aborigines 0

Experience of the Aborigines

The experience of one individual or group in the Australia political and legal system: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Legal system Native Title Native title is the name given by Australian law to...

Comparison with Fiji 0

Comparison with Fiji

A non-democratic country Note: Fiji was undemocratic following the 2006 military coup led by Bainimarama, endorsed by the President Iloilo. However, following the recent September 2014 elections, Bainimarama has been sworn in as legitimate...

Comparison with the UK 0

Comparison with the UK

Human Rights Act 1998 Read-down provision: s 3 Declarations of incompatibility: s 4, 10. 28 declarations made so far: 18 remedied, 1 ignored, 9 appealed Ghaidan v Godwin Mendoza 2004   UK has a...

Statutory charter of rights 0

Statutory charter of rights

A statutory law made into law by Parl It would be expected that future laws passed by Parl would conform to the provisions of the Charter For It would be easier to implement in...

Constitutional bill of rights 0

Constitutional bill of rights

Constitutionally entrenched rights A bill of rights containing rights protected by a constitution and cannot easily be changed These rights are supreme over all other ordinary statutes, and if they are inconsistent, the statute...

Current human rights issues 0

Current human rights issues

Asylum seekers Al-Kateb v Godwin 2004 (indefinite detention) M70 v Immigration Minister 2011 (Malaysian solution)   Australia is party to, and has ratified, the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 Ratified in...

Australia’s rights record 0

Australia’s rights record

There is a general consensus that Australia’s right’s record is quite good regarding human rights protections Our basic rights are quite well protected There is strong network of democratic institutions and principles (RoL and...

International law 0

International law

Examples Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 (ICCPR ratified in 1980) International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966 (ICESCR ratified in 1972) Convention relating...

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