Our ex-president Stephen Blanks spoke to The Big Smoke about the need for a constitutional Bill of Rights for Australia. The article points out that the Australian Constitution protects only a handful of our human rights and for decades the major political parties have ignored calls to implement a Human Rights Act.
'According to Blanks, “one of the problems with the Australian legal system now is that if people’s human rights are infringed” the only recourse they have is to “make a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).” '
'A constitutional bill of rights would give citizens the right to take legal action when their rights have been infringed upon, Mr Blanks added.'
Read the full article: We’re the only western nation without a bill that protects us from our government