When Australia enters into an international agreement, domestic law is modified by statute to embody principles of the agreement. Laws are not fixed, they can be removed by a later act of parliament/changed through legislation reform. Some of the most important human rights legislation include the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) Common law and statute law promote and enforce human rights in Australia through common law, precedent on international law (Bangalore principle 1988) and the fact it can be overruled by statute law, and through statute law where the executive power signs and ratifies treaty and parliament make all/some of it
Belonging is about the desire of acceptance that may or may not bring personal satisfaction. How does your prescribed text support or reject this idea. In the play “Rainbows End” by Jane Harrison depicts how the misunderstandings between Indigenous and non indigenous people prevent Aborigines from developing a sense of security and belonging in Australian society. This sense of belonging to a community heritage also extends to the land of the Aborigines. The sense of belonging that can be seen between the people and the land can also be seen with the strong connections within Aboriginal families.
For example, discrimination between races, sexes, age, disability, etc… The ADB of NSW is part of the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General. It controls the Anti-discrimination laws. Staff at the ADB deal with complaints about discrimination, they try to prevent discrimination, and they report to the Government if they think the law needs changing to help prevent discrimination. The ADB also provide a ‘request for information’ service for people who are willing to seek more knowledge about their rights and responsibilities and explain to them how they can prevent dealing with discrimination. They do this through consultation, educational programs, seminars, talks, participation in community functions and the production and the distribution of written information and our website.
Fighting for the rights and privileges to possession, use and enjoyment to their own traditional land, winning the case proved extremely beneficial for the Meriam people of Australia as it was recognition of social equality and fairness. The denial of the traditional rights of the Indigenous Australians was a ‘unjust and discriminatory doctrine of that kind (which) can no longer be accepted” according to Justice Brennan. It was a significant alteration of the legal, political and social relations between Non- Indigenous people and Indigenous people, acknowledging that there was a continuing connection to the Indigenous people and their land. The High Court of Australia’s decision changed the basic principles for the whole nation, recognising that native title can accommodate and be extinguished, can be by either the Crown or Indigenous people as well as compensation can be given. The outcome resulted in a campaign against the newly-established land rights of Indigenous Australians which also changed Australia’s legal system
Not only does Bill have the right to make a complaint, he also has the right to have someone represent him, an advocate. The HACC ethical standards illustrates that Bill has the right to advocacy information. That is the agency will provide Bill to access an advocate to help and represent him. Reason for this is to seek a resolution and for the advocate to speak and act on behalf of Bill. Bill should be referred to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Right Commission in order to prepare statements and lodge a complaint.
According to research this can be remedied by a greater curriculum content based on Indigenous values, stories and ideas (Partington, 2002). While environmental factors such as hunger, poverty and abuse are traditionally seen as outside the schools influence it is recommended that the school community where possible connects with the relevant Indigenous people within the community to try and address these
Week 1 - Introduction to Contemporary Aboriginal Issues A Royal Commission This course reflects of a range of subjects including the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (outlined below). It is important that you seek to understand issues that relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Some of the information that we have included in this course may be sensitive and you may need to do extra study to develop your understandings of the reasons for these matters. It is important also that you are able to develop some understanding of yourself, your culture and your community. For many of us, we are often not challenged by our privilege, what this course attempts to do in part, is to get you to think about where
1st Vriend v Alberta http://www.academia.edu/9595734/Labor_Rights_as_Human_Rights ( very good essay same topics) Vriend demonstrates the importance of the Charter as a guarantee of individual rights. Indeed, many scholars have suggested that workers will be able to make use of the Charter in order to advance their interests against their employers, the state, and even their own unions. (book AU) While the Charter sets a minimal declaration of rights, provincial governments have the ability to extend upon the basic freedoms outlined in the Charter. For example, the Alberta Human Rights Act increases the list of protected classes to include ancestry, occupational status, and sexual orientation among those protected by its provisions.
Although the law regarding the family members is generally reflective on the moral and ethical standards of Australia and provide just outcomes for society, the legal system also operates on individual relationships and just outcomes for individuals, thereby creating ineffectiveness in dealing with individual cases. In order to secure a just outcome for individuals and society, the legal system needs to operate as efficiently as possible; the law needs to remain reflective of society’s moral and ethical expectations, the law must be enforceable and the law must endeavour to balance the rights and values of society against those of the individual in order to provide justice for all. However, the legal system cannot cater for all individuals
Indigenous peoples need the opportunity to be included in the political process. This includes establishing a “genuine and productive partnership with indigenous peoples through representative bodies at local, regional, state and national levels.”  This will give Indigenous people power in the decision making process and the planning process within the community, and creates the need for government at all levels to cooperate and negotiate with Indigenous peoples. Furthermore it will allow the “policies and programs implemented in Australia to have the flexibility to enable them to be tailored to address more effectively the varying local circumstances and priorities of indigenous communities and groups.”