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Australian Charter of Rights

The Commonwealth Government announced the launch of a National Human Rights Consultation on 10 December 2008.

The Consultation was designed to seek the views of the Australian community on how human rights and responsibilities should be protected in the future.  It included discussion about whether or not Australia should adopt a national charter of rights.

Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies (ACHRA) chair, Commissioner Susan Booth, said the consultation came at a critical time for Australian human rights.

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is sixty years old today and this consultation gives Australians the chance to discuss how we protect fundamental rights in the 21st century," Ms Booth said.

Read the Submission of South Australia's Commissioner for Equal Opportunity to the Consultation.

To find out more, visit the National Human Rights Consultation website.

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