Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Elise Parham


Featured Publication

  • Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights 01 February 2010 | PM106
    In September 2009, the National Human Rights Consultation recommended that the federal government draft and enact a charter of rights. Opponents of a federal charter have vehemently argued against the institutional changes that such a law would bring to Australian…...
    In September 2009, the National Human Rights Consultation recommended that the federal government draft and enact a charter of rights. Opponents of a federal charter have vehemently argued against the institutional changes that such a law would bring to Australian…
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Media & Commentary

  • Rights charter would empower only lobbyists 04 February 2010 | The Australian
    Australia’s charter of rights story ended last year as a cliffhanger. The National Human Rights Consultation recommended Australia adopt a charter, but the federal government has thus far held off on responding. So, as ministers reappear at their desks this…
    Australia’s charter of rights story ended last year as a cliffhanger. The National Human Rights Consultation recommended Australia adopt a charter, but the federal government has thus far held off on responding. So, as ministers reappear at their desks this…
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  • Charter of rights no protection for the vulnerable 02 February 2010 | Open Forum
    The peculiarly moral nature of human rights can make it difficult to analyse the way a law enumerating those rights, a charter of rights, would operate in practice. Supporters and opponents often talk in sweeping generalities about the value of…
    The peculiarly moral nature of human rights can make it difficult to analyse the way a law enumerating those rights, a charter of rights, would operate in practice. Supporters and opponents often talk in sweeping generalities about the value of…
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  • Our enigmatic charter 29 January 2010
    Elise Parham is a Policy Analyst at the Centre for Independent Studies. Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights was released this week.
    Elise Parham is a Policy Analyst at the Centre for Independent Studies. Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights was released this week.
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  • Research Shows More to a Federal Charter of Rights Than Meets the Eye 28 January 2010
    Australian evidence shows that a national charter of rights would hinder democracy, argues a new report being released Thursday. In Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights, CIS policy analyst Elise Parham argues that a federal…
    Australian evidence shows that a national charter of rights would hinder democracy, argues a new report being released Thursday. In Behind the Moral Curtain: The Politics of a Charter of Rights, CIS policy analyst Elise Parham argues that a federal…
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  • That’s discrimination! 20 November 2009
    Many a bemused journalistic eye has this week turned to the human rights commissions, who have been busily cracking down on discrimination in all its forms. Although commissioners have the power to grant exemptions to antidiscrimination laws, they’ve chosen instead…
    Many a bemused journalistic eye has this week turned to the human rights commissions, who have been busily cracking down on discrimination in all its forms. Although commissioners have the power to grant exemptions to antidiscrimination laws, they’ve chosen instead…
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