OverviewThis book provides a wide-ranging analysis and critique of Australian law firmly rooted in the context of the broader international dimension. Drawing primarily on international law to identify the standards embodied in human rights, the author turns to domestic law to consider how those rights can be implemented, in practice, in Australia's own unique legal system. Many suggestions for changes in the law are made, including adoption of the rule of law as a constitutional implication.
· Roach v Electoral Commissioner and sequel 2007
· Haneef, Hamdan and Boumediene cases (US) and Thomas (Aust)
· Changes to refugee law migration act post-Howard
· Australian Bill of Rights Initiative
· ACT and Victorian Human Rights Acts
· The Civil Union Act 2008 (Vic) and Civil Partnerships Act (ACT) 2008
· The Sorry Statement
· Counter-terrorism law critique
· Recent Rudd government announcements, eg same sex, TPVs, support for indigenous declaration of rights
· Provides an Australian perspective that is firmly rooted in the international context.
· Broad coverage with detailed analysis of a wide-range of material.
· Key areas of controversy and debate are highlighted throughout the book to encourage critical thinking and class discussion.