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Reasonable limits and exemptions: Victoria's human rights charter and its implications for young people

by Judith Bessant

Youth Studies Australia, v.28, n.2, 2009, pp.14-22.

Summary: Many people had great expectations of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities when it came into effect in January 2008. However, Judith Bessant asks whether the provision for seeking exemptions from the charter has undermined its capacity to effectively counter age-based discrimination and, paradoxically, permitted practices that clearly breach the basic human rights of young people.

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