Thursday, December 07, 2006

Towards an Australian Human Rights Act

As the human rights misdeeds of the Howard government get more airing by mainstream media (belatedly one might think!) the momentum toward state and national human rights legislation is building.

AI reports: "Activists in Tasmania have actively supported steps towards a Charter of Rights and in New South Wales, Amnesty International Australia is part of an alliance pressing for a Charter of Rights. Nationally we are supporting New Matilda's campaign for a national Human Rights Act. Details of these campaigns and our reasons for supporting the adoption of Human Rights Charters and Acts can be found on our website."

This is a positive trend and one that is vigorously opposed by Howard. I wonder why?

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