At 1pm on June 23 on the Saturday of Refugee Week, Australians are gathering in cities and towns to walk together as a sign that we are a welcoming and hospitable community. Why not go with members from your church community?
Welcoming asylum seekers and refugees is especially important at this point in our history. The [...]
The following presentation was given as part of a public forum on human rights in Australia. Questions and discussion followed the presentation.
Going it alone – Why Australia (still) needs a Charter of human rights
I am going to address four questions in order to begin our conversation:
1. What is a Charter of rights?
2. What’s in [...]
Angus McLeay is speaking at a public seminar held at Hobart Anglican Cathedral, 1pm, Friday June 8. Australia is the only liberal Western democracy without a comprehensive list of human rights framed by Constitution or statutory law (although two sub-federal jurisdictions have a Charter, the ACT and Victoria).
Human rights concerns continue to be prominent [...]