The lack of a Bill of Rights or at least a Charter of Rights that protect the human rights of the Australian people has been highlighted over the past week by the Australian Federal Police raids on the ABC building in Sydney, and the seizure of documents, and the 7 hour searh on the Canberra home of Annika Smethurst a journalist for The Australian news paper.
Former President of the Human Rights Commission Prof. Gillian Triggs has written in her book “Finding My Way” the following:-
“Human rights apply to everyone, all the time. Those whose rights need protecting are not always socially worthy citizens. Human rights defenders do not pick and choose whom to protect. And this is the point. Vulnerable people, usually minorities and sometimes unpopular people, all have the right to enjoy fundamental freedoms and respect as human beings.”