Leaflet 2: Citizen of Australia or the world?

This leaflet shows the connections between the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens and universal rights and responsibilities. 1998 was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Have Australians always had equal rights as citizens?
  • Do all citizens have equal rights now?
  • What are the main human rights?
  • Which human rights are guaranteed by Australian citizenship?

Resources you can use


Discovering Democracy Primary and Secondary Units: these books contain units on citizenship and public life. There is also a CD-ROM and a video.

Internet sites

Background | 1. Becoming an Australian citizen | 2. Citizen of Australia or the World? | 3. Active citizens | 4. Our citizens