AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT PROPOSAL LAUNCHEDMarch 10, 2023
This week the Australian Human Rights Commission launched a model for a proposed Human Rights Act in Australia. We are one of the only liberal democracies without a Charter of Human Rights.
The right to work is one such human right.
The Commission’s model would create legal protections for the human rights of all Australians, and ways to seek justice if people’s rights are breached in some way.
It would also provide options for people to challenge decisions that breach their human rights, and opportunities to go to court if their issues can’t be resolved through conciliation.
This model would also increase the responsibility that governments have to consider how their laws, policies, and actions might affect people’s human rights.
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