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Title Australian Charters of Rights a decade on / editors Professor Matthew Groves, Dr Colin Campbell
Published Annandale, NSW : The Federation Press, 2017


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  342.94085 Gro/Aco  DUE 09-09-19
Description xxi, 234 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Interpreting the effect of our charters / Matthew Groves -- 2. The distinctive features of Australia's Human Rights Charters / George Williams -- 3. The scope and application of the Charters / Janina Boughey -- 4. Taking stock of the audit power / Penelope Mathew -- 5. Charter remedies / The Hon Justice Mark Moshinsky -- 6. Using the Charter in litigation / Emrys Nekvapil -- 7. Freedom of expression / Colin Campbell -- 8. Religious freedom under the Victorian Charter of Rights / Nicholas Aroney, Joel Harrison and Paul Babie -- 9. The approach of the Victorian Charter to Women's Rights / Ronli Sifris -- 10. Charters and disability / Rosemary Kayess and Belinda Smith -- 11. The Charter of law and order / Jeremy Gans -- 12. The Second Charters of Prisoner's Rights / Matthew Groves -- 13. Privacy rights and charter rights / Moira Paterson
Summary "This book examines the ACT Human Rights Act 2004 and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. These two statutes are closely modelled on international bills and charters of rights but Australia's unique legal framework makes them quite distinct. This book examines how these two 'Australian charters' have operated in their first decade. It explains their strengths and limits, and what lessons they can provide for other Australian jurisdictions. The book comprises two thematic parts. The first half explains the architecture of the two Australian charters. What makes them distinct? What is their scope? How do they operate? The second half examines how the Australian Charters have been used by particular groups in society, such as prisoners, people with disability and women. Others show how the charters have affected important social issues, such as freedom of expression and religious observance."--
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Charters -- Australia.
Charters -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory.
Charters -- Australia -- Victoria.
Civil rights -- Australia -- 21st century.
Equality before the law -- Australia.
Human rights -- Australia.
Human rights -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory.
Human rights -- Australia -- Victoria.
Law reform -- Australia.
Social justice -- Australia.
Author Campbell, Colin Douglas, editor
Groves, Matthew, editor
ISBN 9781760021375