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Footnotes

Footnotes

[1]        Absolute rights are: the right not to be subjected to torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; the right not to be subjected to slavery; the right not to be imprisoned for inability to fulfil a contract; the right not to be subject to retrospective criminal laws; the right to recognition as a person before the law.

Chapter 1 - New and continuing matters

[1]        See Parliament of Australia website, 'Journals of the Senate', http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Chamber_documents/Senate_chamber_documents/Journals_of_the_Senate.

[2]        See Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty-first Report of the 44th Parliament (24 March 2015); and Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty‑third Report of the 44th Parliament (18 June 2015).

[3]        See Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty-second Report of the 44th Parliament (13 May 2015).

Chapter 2 - Concluded matters

[1]        Namely the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993. See also the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) (Prescribed Ship or Unit—Intra-State Trade) Declaration 2015 [F2015L00335] which prescribed ships or vessels only engaged in intra-state trade as non-prescribed ships or units for the purposes of that Act.

[2]        Samson Maritime Pty Ltd v Aucote [2014] FCAFC 182.

[3]        Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twentieth Report of the 44th Parliament (18 March 2015) 36 and Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty-fifth Report of the 44th Parliament (11 August 2015) 157.

[4]        Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty-second Report of the 44th Parliament (13 May 2015) 125-127.

[5]        Explanatory Statement 4.

[6]        See Appendix 2, Letter from Senator the Hon Eric Abetz, Minister for Employment, to the Hon Philip Ruddock MP (dated 30 June 2015) 1-2.

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