Four Fictions

IF ANYONE WAS IN DOUBT about a charter of rights being back on the agenda for Australia, the 2020 Summit provided some much-needed clarification. While the call for a charter of rights was one of the headline outcomes from the Summit, the delegates discussing the matter were by no means unanimous in support of the idea, and the supporters themselves were further divided between those who want a bill of rights entrenched as an amendment to the Constitution, and those who think a charter of rights as an ordinary act of parliament more achievable in the short term. In the…

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