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Bill of rights is the wrong call

The common sense of the Australian people tells them they are free. And that a … [bill of rights] would increase litigation, not rights.

Bob Carr (premier of NSW, 1995-2005). The Australian, May 09, 2009. PDF.

A Bill of Wrongs

A review of Geoffrey Robertson’s publication – The Statute of Liberty. Robertson is a London-based human rights lawyer, writer, and sometimes war-crimes judge for the United Nations. He is a strong supporter of “international law”, particularly as defined by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and now overseen by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

John Izzard. Quadrant Online, May 2009. PDF.

Thought police muscle up in Britain

There are no concentration camps or gulags but there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy, and there can be harsh punishments for dissent.

Hal G. P. Colebatch. The Australian,  April 21, 2009. PDF.

Eight reasons why Australia should not have a federal charter of rights

Human rights legislation is unnecessary in a constitutional democracy like Australia and, when introduced, will upset the balance between the legislature and the judiciary, giving the latter more power.

Augusto Zimmerman. NATIONAL OBSERVER (Council for the National Interest, Melbourne), No. 79, Summer 2008/09, pages 34-44. PDF.

The Wrongs With a Charter of Rights For Victoria

Human Rights’ Protection does not require Bill of Rights.

Augusto ZimmermanSalt Shakers Journal. PDF.