Focus Question 3: How Do We Characterise Human Rights in Australia?

Today Australia has a reputation as a country with one of the best human rights records in the world. For most of last century, however, Indigenous Australians did not always enjoy the same rights and protections as other Australians. In this unit students will explore how the human rights we all enjoy came to be part of our law, and how they are developed and protected. 

Activities

3a: Establishing and Protecting Human Rights in Australia

3b: The Rights of Indigenous Australians

3c: Applying a Bill of Rights

3d: Freedom of Speech – A Case Study
 

For the teacher | Human Rights Introduction | 1: What Are Human Rights? | 2: Where Do Human Rights Come From? | 3: How Do We Characterise Human Rights in Australia? | 4: How Do We Preserve and Improve Human Rights?

Overview of activities:  Focus Question 1Focus Question 2 | Focus Question 3 | Focus Question 4