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
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…