'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!
Read our webpage on such Charters . . . ¬†
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). ¬†
SUBMISSIONS and COMMENT invited
Formal Submissions on the Consultation Paper should be received by [29 November
UPDATE: The date for submissions has been¬†EXTENDED to 14 January 2011
Send your submission to Dale Webster, Project Manager:
STATEWIDE Consultations - starting 25 October
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.
We will assess the Directions Paper and give more detail on our Campaign Page next week - as well as some proposed responses.
The Paper proposes a wide range of 'rights', including some additional rights to those in the Victorian Charter.
Like in Victoria, the proposal adds the word 'Responsibilities' - but only devotes HALF A PAGE to it!
The proposed model (see P 39 ff) includes the 'right to life'.
But it follows the ACT example and says "this right applies to a person from the time of birth", thus removing any rights for the unborn child.
ALL the DETAILS
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¬†
* If you don't live in Tasmania¬†¬†
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