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18Apr2018

‘An Australian Bill of Rights’ with Professor Gillian Triggs

Professor Gillian Triggs will be speaking on the topic ‘An Australian Bill of Rights’ at 7.00 pm Wednesday 18 April at the QT Canberra.
The talk is being staged by Amnesty International Australia in collaboration with the ANU College of Law.  It is timely to revisit the issue of a Bill of Rights for Australia.  It is 70 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, yet successive Australian Governments have declined to this day to implement an Australian Bill of Rights.  The matter has not been considered since the Brennan Committee reported in September 2009 on its National Human Rights Consultation.  The Brennan Committee recommended a federal Human Rights Act on the basis of both overwhelming public support and the need to address serious deficiencies in the protection or rights in Australia.  Arguably the need for a Bill of Rights has grown only more urgent during the decade since the Brennan Committee reported.
Due to the popularity of this event, we will be broadcasting it live on the Amnesty International Facebook page. Follow the below link for more:
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