Writing for Mondaq, Paul Gregoire looks at our rights in the context of the current COVID lockdowns. He concludes that we have very few, with Australia the only western liberal democracy that "fails to have a piece of legislation that establishes and upholds the rights of the people".
Examining our failure to pass such legislation, he refers to former NSWCCL president Stephen Blanks, saying that an underlying reason for the major parties not being keen on passing such a bill is it would place restrictions on their power whilst in office.
Read the full article: Australia: The federal government does not want a national bill of rights Mondaq 5 Aug '21
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