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3,713 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by TangledLace_

Do you believe Australia should adopt a Bill of Rights?


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15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 4/8/06 - 8:40:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
In the results for this question, 100% of Australians voted that they should get a Bill of Rights
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 4/8/06 - 8:43:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
It is up to the Aussies to decide what happens to their country. I cant see why they shouldnt have a bill of rights. Although the Australian constitution seems to be functioning just as well without it.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 4/8/06 - 2:15:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Our country is running fine currently and i see no real need to adopt a bill of rights. Our constitutiion already serves as a quasi bill of rights in any event.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 4/8/06 - 5:49:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that it would be useful.

It a good idea to have things in writing.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 4/8/06 - 11:52:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
We have a constitution. We don't need a bill of rights.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/9/06 - 3:53:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
why get a bill of rights its just going to be broken anyways
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/9/06 - 4:34:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/8/2006 2:15:41 PM obtusian wrote:
Our country is running fine currently .

"currently" being the operative word. It's no guarantee of the future.

On 4/8/2006 2:15:41 PM obtusian wrote:
and i see no real need to adopt a bill of rights. Our constitutiion already serves as a quasi bill of rights in any event

Have you even read our constitution?

It doesn't go into a lot of detail about individual rights. It's very open to the interpretation the High Court decides to give at the time.

Our country runs well compared to many. But that doesn't mean our constitution is a good one. It misses out so much stuff, it doesn't even mention the role of the Prime Minister and if you take it literally, the queen of England still has legal authority to overrule just about anything.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/9/06 - 4:34:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/8/2006 11:52:00 PM surrysounds wrote:
We have a constitution. We don't need a bill of rights.

Two totally different things.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/9/06 - 5:12:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure they are. But if Australia had a bill of rights, it would be within our constitution. As far as civil liberties go, our constitution is already intended to determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people and citizens of Oz. It would be un-needed.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/9/06 - 6:47:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
'the queen of England still has legal authority to overrule just about anything.'

good to see you've got someone keeping an eye on things

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/9/06 - 2:02:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
If the Aussies want to adopt a Bill of Rights for their country, then by all means, let them adopt a Bill of Rights for their coutnry.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/10/06 - 2:15:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
how does this question appeal to a wide audience?
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/10/06 - 3:11:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cause some people care about places beyond their state.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/10/06 - 3:26:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/10/2006 2:16:00 PM yvetterene wrote:
how does this question appeal to a wide audience?

People in other countries can also have an opinion - particularly other Commonwealth countries, having a very similar legal system, and the US, having the most obvious example of a Bill of Rights. It's not as if they were asking if some particular MP nobody outside Australia had heard of should resign over a domestic scandal or something!

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/10/06 - 4:08:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think every nation needs one.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/12/06 - 2:57:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I really think that it is the people in Australia's decision, not the rest of the world's, but everyone can have their own oppinion.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 4/13/06 - 8:09:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
not to sound stupid more naive but whats a bill of rights. but still it is their choice what they do
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/14/06 - 1:23:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/10/2006 2:16:00 PM yvetterene wrote:
how does this question appeal to a wide audience?

I know this is an American website, so we sometimes have to put up with questions about people and issues not known outside the U.S.

But I would also hope that a lot of people are interested in other countries.

I know I'm interested in countries OUTSIDE of Australia.

Also there are quite a few Aussies that belong to Youthink.com.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/14/06 - 1:28:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
i visited there for a few months once. i have to give you props yo, lovely country.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 5/30/06 - 7:10:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/10/2006 2:16:00 PM yvetterene wrote:
how does this question appeal to a wide audience?

How can questions that only apply to the U.S. apply to a wide audience? There's many more of those than ones that only apply to other countries.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 5/30/06 - 7:33:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/10/2006 4:08:51 PM leprechaun88 wrote:
I think every nation needs one.

Ditto

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 5/30/06 - 8:07:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/8/2006 2:15:41 PM obtusian wrote:
Our country is running fine currently and i see no real need to adopt a bill of rights. Our constitutiion already serves as a quasi bill of rights in any event.

Agreed. It's not as if we're all opressed without rights and in dire need of having every minor point written down so it can be mis-interpreted at every turn. Things go well here.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 5/30/06 - 11:34:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
^Doesn't hurt to have one though. And at least it's something that people can always refer to should the need arise.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 7/23/06 - 4:55:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its not broken.......why fix it (London now, but Australian citizen)
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 8/14/06 - 10:31:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Meh. We have a bill of rights, and it doesn't seem to do much for us.

Ozzie ozzie ozzie!


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