Freedom of religion under bills of rights

'The Australian Constitution contains no guarantee of freedom of religion or freedom of conscience. Indeed, it contains very few provisions dealing with rights - in essence, it is a Constitution that confines itself mainly to prescribing a framework for federal government, setting out the vario...

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Corporate Author: University of Adelaide, Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (Other)
Contributors: Rochow, Neville (Editor) ; Babie, Paul (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Adelaide University of Adelaide Press in association with the University of Adelaide's Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion 2012
Series/Journal:Open Access e-Books
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Further subjects:B Constitutional law (Australia)
B Human rights
B Law
B Freedom of religion
B Australasian & Pacific history
B Civil Rights
B LAW ; Constitutional
B Electronic books
B Australia
B Constitutional law
Online Access: Volltext (kostenfrei)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780987171801
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Summary:'The Australian Constitution contains no guarantee of freedom of religion or freedom of conscience. Indeed, it contains very few provisions dealing with rights - in essence, it is a Constitution that confines itself mainly to prescribing a framework for federal government, setting out the various powers of government and limiting them as between federal and state governments and the three branches of government without attempting to define the rights of citizens except in minor respects. ... Whether Australia should have a national bill of rights has been a controversial issue for quite some time. This is despite the fact that Australia has acceded to the ICCPR, as well as the First Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, thereby accepting an international obligation to bring Australian law into line with the ICCPR, an obligation that Australia has not discharged. Australia is the only country in the Western world without a national bill of rights.4 The chapters that follow in this book debate the situation in Australia and in various other Western jurisdictions."--Foreword by The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE: Human Rights and Courts
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:098717181X