Archive by Author

Feb 18

The attitude by some judges who propound bills of rights is scary.  The Chief Justice of Canada after a 5-4 ruling referred disparagingly to other countries – such as Australia – as “self-proclaimed democracies” because they couldn’t reach the same divine outcome that her court could. (p93 Don’t Leave us with the Bill ed. Julian Leeser and Ryan Haddrick)

Say NO to a bill of rights. Say YES to The People’s Charter www.thepeoplescharter.net.au

Feb 16

I think the biggest thing to be scared of in outcomes is that minority rights will trump or override individual liberties and we have already seen ridiculous instances of this e.g. when people running guest houses are told they cannot choose to only have couples without children – even when their facility is clearly not suitable or safe for children.  Now these kinds of decisions are already made under anti-discrimination law but will be worse with a Bill of Rights.

Say NO to a bill of rights. Say YES to The People’s Charter www.thepeoplescharter.net.au

Feb 14

The principle objection to an Australian Bill of Rights is that it would hand power to an un-elected judiciary and ultimately result in the death of democracy. Some would argue that this would be a good thing, that governments elected by the people for the people cannot be trusted to make right decisions.

Now democracy has its flaws to be sure but it’s a long way ahead of whatever is in second place.

Say NO to a bill of rights. Say YES to The People’s Charter