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Title Australian Charters of Rights a decade on / editors, Matthew Groves, Colin Campbell.

Published Leichhardt, N.S.W. : The Federation Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KM 226 AUST    DUE 08-01-21
Physical description xxi, 234 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book examines the ACT Human Rights Act (2004) and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act (2006). These two statutes are closely modelled on international bills and charters of rights but Australia's unique legal framework makes them quite distinct. This book examines how these two "Australian Charters" have operated in their first decade. It explains their strengths and limits, and what lessons they can provide for other Australian jurisdictions.The book comprises two thematic parts. The first half explains the architecture of the two Australian Charters. What makes them distinct? What is their scope? How do they operate? The second half examines how the Australian Charters have been used by particular groups in society, such as prisoners, people with disability and women. Others show how the Charters have affected important social issues, such as freedom of expression and religious observance.The authors are a wide range of judges, practitioners and leading scholars. They bring a knowledge of the theory and practice of workings of the Australian Charters that is essential to everyone concerned with our rights.
Other author Groves, Matthew, editor.
Campbell, Colin Douglas, editor.
Subject Australian Capital Territory. Human Rights Act 2004.
Victoria. Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
Human rights -- Australia.
Civil rights -- Australia -- 21st century.
Equality before the law -- Australia.
Social justice -- Australia.
Australia -- Charters, grants, privileges.
ISBN 9781760021375