Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights


CIS Policy Analyst Elise Parham discusses her research into one of the key policy issues for the coming year: the government’s response to the National Human Rights Consultation, which in September 2009 recommended Australia adopt a charter of rights.  This inaugural Meet the Researchers lecture also marks the launch of the latest CIS report on the charter: Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights.  What would a charter mean for Australian democracy? Who wants it, and why? These are some of the key questions Elise Parham will address in exploring the politics behind a charter.  The session will be chaired by CIS Research Fellow Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich.