The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to review Commonwealth legislation to identify provisions that unreasonably encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges. Senator Brandis said that the review will be one of the most comprehensive and important ever undertaken by the ALRC. “This is a major instalment towards the commitment I made to restore the balance around the issue of human rights in Australia,” said Senator Brandis. I have asked the Commission to identify where traditional rights, freedoms and privileges are unnecessarily compromised within the legal structure of the Commonwealth.
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