[in a news article about a proposed human rights charter]
Opposition legal affairs spokesman George Brandis warned if rights such as the right to found a family were enshrined in a charter, as recommended by the committee, this could allow the courts to shape laws on issues such as gay marriage and adoption.
Senator Brandis, who also met the church leaders to hear their concerns, said such issues should be resolved directly by parliament and not via the "elliptical way" of expanding court powers.
"The agenda of the human rights lobby in Australia is a secular agenda and that fact has been somewhat masked by the fact the chairman of the government's human rights consultation committee is himself a priest," Senator Brandis said.
"It's a Trojan horse for the secular leftist human rights agenda."
Senator George Brandis, The Australian newspaper 14 Comments
[11/3/2009 10:59:43 AM]
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