Human Rights Charter/Bill

Have your say: the time to give your final say on whether you believe a human rights charter or bill is good for Australia is almost over. The Consultation Committee received more than 35000 written submissions and will give their report August 31, 2009.

The campaign against the Charter is now shifting to the Federal Parliament, which will have to pass the Charter. In its submission, the ACL called for the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee’s mandate to be strengthened to examine proposed and existing legislation against accepted international human rights instruments and legislated human rights standards.

Action: The Association for Reformed Political Action is asking people to sign a petition which will be handed in to federal parliament. (see attached petition) Ensure that the petition is on the top of each page for it to be valid. ARPA has also sent in a submission to the Consultation Committee (see attached).

Send signed petitions to: ARPA Petition c/o 2/13 Wheatley Street Gosnells 6110 WA by July 14, 2009

You can also sign an online petition at: So far more than 13000 have signed this petition. The aim is for 20,000, which the ACL says will make it the biggest petition ever submitted in Parliament.

POSTED 27 Jun 2009