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Australia urged to reject Bill of Rights

Australia urged to reject Bill of Rights

Posted 8 July 2009, 10:23 AEST

A constitutional law expert has warned Australia against adopting a formal Bill of Rights.

Australia has set up an independent commission to consider the way the country looks after human rights - and one of the key issues to emerge is whether or not to have a Bill of Rights - like the US, Canada and New Zealand. But a Law Professor from the University of Sydney says many citizens in Britain feel a similar charter there has impinged on their rights rather than upheld them.

was speaking last night at the Sydney Institute with Father Frank Brennan, who's chairing the Government's National Human Rights Consultation Committee.

Presenter: Dina Rosendorff,

Helen Irving, Law Professor from the University of Sydney; Father Frank Brennan, chair of Australia's National Human Rights Consultation Committee

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