If you can spare the price of a cup of coffee, or more, please be generous. (2)  Despite subsection (1), the provision is not to have a particular valid application if: (a)  apart from this section, it is clear, taking into account the provision’s context and the purpose or object underlying this Act, that the provision was intended to have that valid application only if every invalid application, or a particular invalid application, of the provision had also been within the Commonwealth’s legislative power; or. This will allow for the society to evolve in a manner that is possibly freer than we are right now. Article 1. This bill is compatible with human rights because it protects and strengthens human rights and ensures that human rights are respected by the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments.

(6)  A reference in this Act to a right or freedom set out in the Bill of Rights is a reference to such a right or freedom limited only as permitted by Article 3 of the Bill of Rights. (1) No person may be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. enactment means a Commonwealth enactment, a State enactment or a Territory enactment. (3)  A declaration made under subsection (2) ceases to have effect 2 years after it comes into force or on such earlier date as may be specified in the declaration. Subclause 4(2) specifies that a reference to the Governor of a state can mean a reference to the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Commonwealth enactment means an Act or an instrument (other than a Territory enactment) made under an Act, and includes any other legislation or rule of the common law applied (otherwise than by virtue of the Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970) as a law of the Commonwealth, to the extent that it operates as such a law. The Bill or Rights needs be well thought out; the writers must look into the future to where our society is going rather than where it is. (iv)  a body, or a person holding or performing the duties of an office or appointment, that is declared by the regulations to be an authority of the Territory for the purposes of this Act. (Government must review counter terror laws 2007) This detainment without charges is clearly in violation of a person’s right to presumption of innocence. Every person has the right of peaceful assembly. The second amendment of their Bill of Rights states that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to bear arms, shall not be infringed.”(United States Bill of Rights 2007) This has lead to the out of control laws the United States has on gun ownership and has also caused many gun massacres. (c) convicted children will be segregated from convicted adults, and will be treated in a manner appropriate to their age and legal status. Every person has the right to freedom of thought and conscience, including the right to hold opinions without interference. International conventions are treaties that Australia has signed along with other nations, such as the United Nations declaration of human rights. (2) Except as expressly provided in this Act, the Bill of Rights may not be interpreted so as to limit or adversely affect the rights of any person. Bill of Rights means the Australian Bill of Rights set out in section 19.

And the said Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons, seriously considering how it hath pleased Almighty God in his marvellous providence and merciful goodness to this nation to provide and preserve their said Majesties’ royal persons most happily to reign over us upon the throne of their ancestors, for which they render unto him from the bottom of their hearts their humblest thanks and praises, do truly, firmly, assuredly and in the sincerity of their hearts think, and do hereby recognize, acknowledge and declare, that King James the Second having abdicated the government, and their Majesties having accepted the crown and royal dignity as aforesaid, their said Majesties did become, were, are and of right ought to be by the laws of this realm our sovereign liege lord and lady, king and queen of England, France and Ireland and the dominions thereunto belonging, in and to whose princely persons the royal state, crown and dignity of the said realms with all honours, styles, titles, regalities, prerogatives, powers, jurisdictions and authorities to the same belonging and appertaining are most fully, rightfully and entirely invested and incorporated, united and annexed.

No person may be held in slavery or servitude or be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.

9. (c)  rest, leisure and reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic and public holidays with pay. (3) Every person has the right to refuse any medical treatment for themselves. (1)  No person may be convicted of any criminal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence at the time when it occurred.

Subclause 15(4) specifies that the reference to “unlawful discrimination” in the AHRC Act is also read as including an act or practice inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. (2) This Act does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

Clause 6: Extension to external Territories. We, the Australian people, petition the  Australian Government to implement an Australian Bill of Rights to enshrine the protection of citizens rights within the Australian Constitution.

It is therefore in the interest of ALL Australians, including our elected representatives that the Australian government delivers a surety that our government remains open, transparent and accountable to the people along with an assurance that government instrumentalities cannot override long-held freedoms due to said freedoms not being enshrined within our Constitution. (2) Nothing in this Bill of Rights affects the operation of any earlier or later law by reason only of the fact that the law discriminates in favour of a class of persons for the purpose of redressing any disabilities particularly suffered by that class or arising from discrimination against that class. Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011. to them, please see the House of Representatives Votes and Proceedings, and the Journals of the Senate as available on the. Subclause 10(2) allows a Commonwealth, State or Territory law to still operate, however, if that law expressly declares that it operates notwithstanding this Act. Clause 10 states that any law that is inconsistent with the Act does not have effect, to the extent of its inconsistency. Subclause 4(1) defines several terms used in the Act.

Journals of the Senate as available on the. Parliament, in relation to the Australian Capital Territory, means the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory, and in relation to the Northern Territory, means the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory.

The Australian government has said that it did not sanction the Australian Federal Police raids. CCPR means the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 2 of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986, as that covenant applies in relation to Australia. (1) Any person detained or arrested on a criminal charge will be brought promptly before a judge, magistrate or justice of the peace. By issueing and causeing to be executed a Commission under the Great Seale for Erecting a Court called The Court of Commissioners for Ecclesiasticall Causes. (1) No person may be convicted of any criminal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence at the time when it occurred.

13. All which their Majesties are contented and pleased shall be declared, enacted and established by authority of this present Parliament, and shall stand, remain and be the law of this realm for ever; and the same are by their said Majesties, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same, declared, enacted or established accordingly. (c)  secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development. A parent or other person responsible for the care of a child has the right of reasonable access to adequate child care facilities and the responsibility to ensure that the child is properly cared for. Note 1:       The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is in Australian Treaty Series 1980 No.

Although traditionally Australia has a good record of protecting our basic human rights, lately some citizens have found their rights to be taken away from them through legislation such as the Anti-terror laws. (a)  a proposed law introduced into the Parliament of a State; or, (iii)  a body established by law that has the function of recommending proposed laws of a State; or. As an end note: If you don't share this petition, we will not get the traction needed to result in constitutional change. This clause sets out the objects of the act, which are to promote universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons without discrimination, to give effect to certain provisions of three conventions to which Australia is a signatory, to ensure that a person whose rights or freedoms are infringed has an effective remedy, and to promote freedom and dignity, equality of opportunity and free and full participation in public debate. Right to consult with lawyer and to remain silent. (2) No person convicted of any criminal offence is liable to a heavier penalty than was applicable at the time the offence was committed. means any law in force in a State, including a rule of the common law but not including a law of the Commonwealth. Clause 14 specifies that the powers and duties of the Commission set out in the AHRC Act are extended to apply to rights and freedoms set out in the Bill of Rights. 12 Performance of Commission in relation to Bill of Rights (1) Subject to subsection (2), the powers and duties of the Commission set out in Part II, Division 3 of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 are extended to apply also to rights and freedoms set out in the Bill of Rights. House website.

(b) necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act. (9) A reference in this Act to prejudice to the security, defence or international relations of Australia includes a reference to any such prejudice that might result from the divulging of information or matters communicated in confidence by or on behalf of the government of a foreign country, an authority of a government of a foreign country or an international organisation to the Government of the Commonwealth, to an authority of the Commonwealth or to a person receiving the communication on behalf of the Commonwealth or of an authority of the Commonwealth. (b) a reference, in relation to the doing of an act or the engaging in of a practice, to the person who did the act or engaged in the practice will, in the case of an act done or practice engaged in by an unincorporated body of persons, be read as a reference to that body. Details on which rights are engaged with and to which international covenants the Bill of Rights is designed to give effect are outlined in the Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights. Every lawful Commonwealth of Australia Act has a number.

(e)  an instrument made under legislation referred to in paragraph (d). This clause is a formal provision and specifies the short title of the Bill as the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2017.