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Bills of responsibilities: is one needed to counter the 'excesses' of the ACT Human Rights Act 2004?

20 May 2005
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In June 2004 the Liberal Party's Bill Stefaniak introduced the Charter of Responsibilities Bill into the ACT Legislative Assembly. With its Bill of Rights, the ACT set an Australian first, and with the Bill of Responsibilities it sets another: this is the first such bill debated in an Australian parliament, if not in any parliament in the world. Lara Kostakidis-Lianos and George Williams argue that the right decision was made to reject the bill, there is merit in debating the concept and in examining the ACT bill as a rare (perhaps unique) example of a concrete legislative proposal.

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