• EAN: 9781862870260
  • 272 pages; 6" x 8⅝"
Filed Under: Civil Rights

Rights and Freedoms in Australia


Product Description

Rights and Freedoms in Australia outlines:

how fundamental rights and freedoms of all Australians relate to familiar situations in everyday life: death of a parent, being a migrant, dealing with police and government officials

advice on how best to exercise your rights and freedoms

the limits of your rights and freedoms.

Specific areas covered in this accessible volume are:



dealing with government

rights against others

marriage and de facto marriage


human rights.

Freedom in Australia

The fundamental freedoms

Melinda Jones


Jennifer Nielsen and Tony Pagone


Beth Gaze


Social security pensions and enefits

Peter Hanks

Medical complaints

Leanna Darvall

Rights of intellectually disadvantaged people

Terry Carney


Terry Carney

Rights of landowners

Jude Wallace

You as an elderly person

Kevin Andrews

Dealing with the Government

Dealing with the Government

Beth Gaze

The Australian Taxation Office

Rick Krever


Mary Crock

Local government

Yet Bryant

Complaining about government employees

Ian Freckleton and Hugh Selby


Police powers

Ian Grey

Prisoners’ rights

David Allen

Victims of crime

Liam McCarthy

Rights Against Others

You and your employment

Marilyn Pittard


Guy Powles

Motor vehicle accidents

Francis Trindale

You as a member of a group

Tim Pinos and Sally Sievers


Stephen J Howells

Marriage: Aborigines: Human Rights

Marriage and de facto marriage

Martin Bartfield


Fr Frank Brennan

Human rights

CG Weeramantry

The contributors have presented a principled approach to an assessment of Australian laws and practices concerning civil liberties. The book will give to its readers the reasons why civil liberties are so important, and the intellectual tools for assessing our current position in Australia. – John Dowd, former Attorney-General, New South Wales

The first book to give Civil Liberties in Australia an authoritative voice on public issues … describes the fundamental and unique civil and political rights of citizens. – Ron Castan QC

… a valuable contribution to the work for human rights. – Elizabeth Evatt AO

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