Bill of Rights for NSW
In April 2007, the new NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos
rejected the idea of a Bill of Rights for NSW. The previous
Attorney-General had wanted a community consultation process
on the issue of a Bill of Rights for NSW.
In April 2007, the NSW
Charter Group was launched. The Charter Group is committed
to seeing a Bill of Rights for NSW. CCL is a founding member
of the Charter Group.
What you can do to show your support for a Bill of Rights
To show your support for Bill of Rights for NSW, you should
talk to or email your local
member of the NSW Parliament. You should also contact the
Premier, Nathan Rees, and other
CCL also recommends that you let the NSW Opposition know that
you support a Bill of Rights for NSW, by contacting the
Opposition Leader Mr Peter Debnam and the Shadow
Attorney-General Mr Hartcher.
You can also join the NSW
Charter Group and help with the campaign to see that everyone
in NSW is protected by a Bill of Rights.
In 2001 the Parliamentary
Inquiry into a NSW Bill of Rights reported that NSW did
not need a Bill of Rights.
CCL believes that a Bill of Rights will help to protect and
strengthen our democracy and its institutions in NSW. A Bill
of Rights will protect the rights and freedoms of everyone
CCL continues to lobby NSW Parliamentarians to push a Bill
of Rights forward in NSW.