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Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Mr Wilkie)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Australians and all people in Australia, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Interpretation of Bill of Rights.......................................................... 10

6............ Extension to external Territories........................................................ 10

7............ Extent to which Act binds the Crown............................................... 10

8............ Act not to apply so as to exceed Commonwealth power................... 11

9............ Acquisition of property..................................................................... 12

Part 2—Operation of Bill of Rights                                                                           13

10.......... Application of Bill of Rights............................................................. 13

11.......... Interpretation of legislation................................................................ 13

12.......... No civil or criminal liability under Bill of Rights.............................. 14

Part 3—Functions of the Australian Human Rights Commission          15

13.......... Additional powers and functions of Commission............................. 15

14.......... Performance of Commission in relation to Bill of Rights.................. 16

15.......... Complaints and redress for infringement of rights or freedoms........ 16

16.......... Reporting to Parliament..................................................................... 17

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        19

17.......... Jurisdiction of Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court.................... 19

18.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 19

Part 5—Declaration of Rights                                                                                       20

19.......... Australian Bill of Rights................................................................... 20

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Australians and all people in Australia, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: