Ideally we’d like to see all of our human rights protected in the Australian Constitution, but even without a referendum, the Australian Parliament can still introduce a Charter of Human Rights at any time.
This means if we join forces to show our politicians that communities all over the country want values like fairness, compassion and equality properly protected, then we can transform Australia’s human rights landscape – we can give people the power to take action when their human rights are violated.
The Human Rights Law Centre is currently writing an Australian Charter of Human Rights that would protect in law all of the fundamental human rights set out in the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Charter will be launched later this year.
The task of the campaign is to make it a reality!