Bill of Rights

Human Rights

Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees, write George Williams and Daniel Reynolds.

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In the absence of a Bill of Rights, defamation law may be the best way to regulate privacy and free speech online, a UNSW research paper suggests.

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We may not fare so well if we were to have a Prime Minister seeking to follow Trump's lead, writes George Williams.

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There’s a perfect storm of circumstances that make our parliament a hotbed of avid anti-terrorism legislators, writes Fergal Davis.

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Australian advocates of a Bill of Rights might want to consider a recent court judgment from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, law academic Fergal Davis warns.