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Future Justice

The Australian Constitution and Our Rights
Cheryl Saunders

“The Australian Constitution says very little about human rights. In contrast to the Constitutions of most other Western countries …”

The Economic Dimension of Future Justice
Ian McDonald

“Future justice has an economic dimension because economic decisions made today will have an impact on the level of wellbeing …”

Environmental Justice
David Yencken

“When I was a judge for a writing prize on climate change, I came across and was impressed by an essay by Stephanie Foster …”

Growing a Better Future Through Human Rights Education
Paula Gerber

“There is an ancient Chinese Proverb that says:
If you are thinking a year ahead — plant seeds …”

Homosexuality and Love
Michael Kirby

“I received my first inkling of my own sexuality at about age 9.
I was always precocious. In those days, it was not …”

Refugees and Human Rights
Julian Burnside

“One of the few philosophical precepts which is practically universal is captured in the Christian teaching: Do unto others as …”

Self-Determination and the Limits of Justice: West Papua and East Timor
Jennifer Robinson

“On 4 June 2008, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, announced his vision for the establishment of an Asia-Pacific Community …”

Towards a More Just United Nations
Spencer Zifcak

“The United Nations (UN) is perhaps our most important international, intergovernmental organisation. Yet, at the same time, it is …”

The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
George Williams

“Debate about human rights in Australia is often polarised. One view commonly expressed is that by Sir Robert Menzies in 1967 …”

What Do We Owe to Future Generations?
Peter Doherty

“Although steps have been taken over the past 150 years or so
to protect ‘heritage areas’ of great natural beauty …”

What is Intergenerational Justice?
Janna Thompson

“Suppose that nothing much is done to prevent global warming and that the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues …”

You Do Not Inherit; You Hold On Trust
Larissa Behrendt

“The concept of sustainability has always been central to indigenous cultures. Native Americans believe that you have to consider …”

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