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 in public debates, from controversies over the treatment of asylum seekers to the rights of children under federal marriage law. So do we need a federal human rights law? What would change if we had one?
The ‘Friday Forum’ seminar is part of a regular series on public issues run by Hobart Cathedral. There will be time for discussion and questions.
Download the flyer here: Friday Forum_Aust going alone on HR.