Like what you've read?

On Line Opinion is the only Australian site where you get all sides of the story. We don't
charge, but we need your support. Here�s how you can help.

  • Advertise

    We have a monthly audience of 70,000 and advertising packages from $200 a month.

  • Volunteer

    We always need commissioning editors and sub-editors.

  • Contribute

    Got something to say? Submit an essay.

 The National Forum   Donate   Your Account   On Line Opinion   Forum   Blogs   Polling   About   
On Line Opinion logo ON LINE OPINION - Australia's e-journal of social and political debate


On Line Opinion is a not-for-profit publication and relies on the generosity of its sponsors, editors and contributors. If you would like to help, contact us.


RSS 2.0

A Bill of Rights for Australia?

November 2000 - A Bill of Rights for Australia?Debate over the need for an Australian Bill of Rights has been occurring since before Federation. However, the passing of a legislative statement of human rights through the UK and New Zealand parliaments has left us as the only Western nation without one. This series of articles examines the issues: does Australia need a Bill of Rights and, if so, what form should it take - legislative or constitutionally enshrined?

How would a Bill of Rights affect the Australian justice system?
by David Malcolm - 30/11/2000 - 1 comment
Australians' rights are already protected
by Ross Lightfoot - 15/11/2000
A charter of rights and aspirations: relevance to modern Australia
by Robert McClelland - 15/11/2000
A federal or state-based Bill of Rights for Australia?
by George Williams - 15/11/2000
Would a Bill of Rights improve the quality of Australian journalism?
by Rick Snell - 15/11/2000
The evidence points to the need for an Australian Bill of Rights
by Natasha Stott Despoja - 15/11/2000
What comes before a Bill of Rights?
by Micheil Brodie - 15/11/2000

Related Links

Back to 2000 Features
Back to Feature Archive main


About Us Search Discuss Feedback Legals Privacy