Should Australia have a Charter of Rights and Responsibilities?

Prof George Williams delivered the keynote address at the 2008 CLA AGM on 5 April, on why Australia should have a human rights charter. The previous day, Prof James Allan of U. Qld, argued the opposite. Here, for consistency, are two sides of the argument, in papers presented as part of the Senate occasional lecture series. Click headline above to access Senate Lecture papers.

Should Australia have a Charter of Rights and Responsibilities?

Prof George Williams delivered the keynote address at the 2008 CLA AGM on 5 April, on why Australia should have a human rights charter. The previous day, Prof James Allan of U. Qld, argued the opposite. Here, for consistency, are two sides of the argument, in papers presented as part of the Senate occasional lecture series. Lecture by Prof Williams; lecture by Prof Allan. paper.

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