'Human Rights' Charter in Tasmania - ACTION NEEDED!
UPDATE: Date for submissions EXTENDED to 14 January 2011.
In the recent Victorian Tribunal case regarding the CYC campsite and the homosexual group WayOut, Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities was used extensively by WayOut to show that the 'human rights' of their members had been adversely affected. [That was in addition to the Equal Opportunity Act.]
A Charter of Rights is dangerous as it attributes rights to certain groups and establishes competing rights... and if the state can give rights, it can also take them away!
Now Tasmania is considering adopting a similar Charter...
Tasmania's Attorney-General Lara Giddings launched the Directions Paper for the Consultation yesterday (20 October 2010).
It is 'A charter of human rights & responsibilities for Tasmania'.
It has information/discussion and a series of 'Consultation questions' as well as a 'Model Charter'.
Visit the Consultation website - click here.
SUBMISSIONS and COMMENT invited
The government is inviting comment on the Directions Paper...
Formal Submissions on the Consultation Paper should be received by [29 November
2010- now CHANGED!]
UPDATE: The date for submissions has been EXTENDED to 14 January 2011
[or send by mail to GPO Box 825, Hobart, TAS, 7001.]
STATEWIDE Consultations - starting 25 October
The Department of Justice is also holding statewide 'Consultations' to get input.
If we want to be heard we MUST ATTEND the meetings and MUST PUT IN SUBMISSIONS/COMMENTS.
The list of venues around Tasmania is online - click here.
Otherwise all they will hear is the other people who support such Charters.
The Paper proposes a wide range of 'rights', including some additional rights to those in the Victorian Charter.
Read all about the Consultation...
Read the 'Directions Paper', a Summary of the Paper, a Powerpoint and more... Visit the Consultation website - click here. Documents:
Directions Paper [4.3 MB | 52 pages]
Summary of Charter Paper
Consultation Slides for Charter Paper
* If you live in Tasmania
* Attend a Consultation meeting to have your say!
* Make a formal submission or response to the Consultation. Details above.
* Pray about this development (note - it isn't enough just to pray!)
* If you don't live in Tasmania
* SEND this to ALL your friends and contacts in Tasmania and ask them to ACT!
* Pray about this proposal.