It's broke so fix it: arguments for a bill of rights

LexisNexis Butterworths
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Behrendt Larissa 2003, 'It's broke so fix it: arguments for a bill of rights', LexisNexis Butterworths, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 135-150.
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This paper looks at the reasons why a Bill of Rights may be an attractive option for rights protection for Indigenous Australians and I want to start by saying that my views are personal; I am not claiming that they are reflective of the Indigenous community. I am going to structure my paper to answer one of the claims most often used against a Bill of Rights, namely, that the current system already allows for adequate rights protection. Put colloquially, it can be called the 'if the system ain't broke, don't fix it' argument.
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