The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities contains
twenty basic rights that promote and protect the values of freedom,
respect, equality and dignity.:
13 Privacy and reputation A person has the right— (a) not to have his
or her privacy, family, home or correspondence unlawfully or
arbitrarily interfered with; and (b) not to have his or her reputation
It contains other sections related to Aboriginal people and freedom of religion.
But this protection is very week, mainly because of this:
31 Override by Parliament (1) Parliament may expressly declare in an
Act that that Act or a provision of that Act or another Act or a
provision of another Act has effect despite being incompatible with
one or more of the human rights or despite anything else set out in
Besides this Charter does not apply to Federal laws.
One more point for Vicxit;-)
Anyway, religions are protected by the Federal constitution:
"The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any
religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting
the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be
required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the
On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Russell Coker <russell(a)coker.com.au> wrote:
On Thursday, 8 December 2016 11:13:50 AM AEDT Peter
Ross via luv-talk wrote:
While the same attempts were and are done in
Germany (and the European
Union) again and again, they were sometimes spoiled by the
The British legislation would certainly not pass.
Article 12 ans 14 of the constitution declare privacy of your home and
communications as a fundamental right.
My 2 cents in the "We (do not) need a Bill of Rights debate."
Any chance to get that going in Australia?
A bill of rights would also give rights to Muslims, Jews, and Aboriginies.
That would make it difficult to pass.
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