Report

Legal rights audit 2018

This report outlines how the legal rights of the presumption of innocence, natural justice, the right to silence and the privilege against self-incrimination are explicitly breached by 358 separate provisions in Acts passed by the Australian Parliament in 2018.
Report

Legal rights audit 2017

This report illustrates the ongoing erosion of legal rights that persists in Australia, measured by an analysis of the content of all legislation passed by the Australian Parliament in 2017.
Report

The state of fundamental legal rights in Australia

Executive summary: This report demonstrates that a serious problem exists with respect to fundamental legal rights in Australian law. Our research has focussed on the extent to which four such fundamental legal rights are abrogated in current acts of the federal parliament: 1. The presumption...