Time to fix Australia’s odd absence of rights protections | Have Conservatives turned a corner??

 

Australia is the only democracy without a national charter of rights. It is time to reconsider, writes George Williams.

Many more such examples can readily be found, such as the mistreatment of juvenile detainees at the Northern Territory’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, the endemic issue of elder abuse across the nation, or the existence of modern slavery in Australia. While each of these issues has prompted federal inquiries, none have been redressed, and there are many more issues that have been tragically neglected, as the death of an asylum seeker on Manus Island this week shows.

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