Paying for the comfort of dogma

Allan, James (2003) Paying for the comfort of dogma. Sydney Law Review, 25 1: 63-73.

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Author Allan, James
Title Paying for the comfort of dogma
Journal name Sydney Law Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0082-0512
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 73
Total pages 11
Editor I. Shearer
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Thomson Legal and Regularity
Language eng
Subject 1801 Law
Abstract The argument against the desirability of a Bill of Rights for Australia - the motivation behind the adoption of a Bill of Rights - the likely interpretation of such a Bill - were Australia to join the worldwide trend for some sort of Bill of Rights it would be on the confirmatory basis to preserve freedoms and rights believed already to exist - how a conjectured Bill of Rights is likely to be interpreted - evidence from Canada of how judges will treat a Bill of Rights in an activist manner - a constitutionalised or quasi-constitutionalised Bill of Rights will lock in everyone except the judges - in a well-established democracy like Australia, important rights are protected, sometimes better protected, without a Bill of Rights.
Keyword Bill of Rights
Judicial interpretation
Constitutional law
Q-Index Code C1

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