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‘A lot of wrongs to repair’: Justice Michael Kirby calls for national bill of rights

As a high court judge for more than 30 years Michael Kirby knows the law – and he’s using his expertise to call for a national bill of rights.

  • Gloria Kalache
  • SBS

A former high court judge has called for Australia to adopt a national bill of human rights.

Michael Kirby argues the country has a less than perfect record in protecting the rights of minorities and believes a national bill of rights could make the difference.

“We’ve had a lot of wrongs to repair and looking only to parliament to repair them is not always a very effective way of dealing with the problem,” he told the Diversity Council of…

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