The right to vote: an Australian perspective on the challenges of ageing in a democracy

Ageing Superannuation Human rights Law Voting Australia


Australian "exceptionalism" with respect to the implementation of human rights norms has been widely noted and frequently criticized. As the only developed Western state without a bill or statutory charter of rights, Australia stands in a unique position. In law, human rights tend to be marginalized, and yet, in policy terms, Australia has advanced a relatively comprehensive agenda to support its ageing population, including with respect to health, superannuation, the aged pension, and aged care services.

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International and Comparative Law on the Rights of Older Persons