National Human Rights Consultation Report – Downloads

Report as a result of national consultation now available in doc and pdf

http://www.humanrightsconsultation.gov.au/www/nhrcc/nhrcc.nsf/Page/Report_NationalHumanRightsConsultationReportDownloads

Suggestion – check out – “Recommendations”

On the face of it, the recommendations consider that sending legislation from the presently exclusive non-indigenous Australian Parliament – based entirely on introduced Westminster ideas of law – over to the High Court – with non-indigenous judges also managing common law aspects of law imported from the United Kingdom – will serve to protect the human rights of Australia’s First Peoples.

Hasn’t worked to date, as Mabo No 2 proved – Judges came down on side of English expropriation of indigenous property – nor in native title – Yorta Yorta. So why should we believe it is a safe bet for protecting Australia’s First Peoples human rights in the 21st century?

You tell me.

reyburn@songlines.org.au