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We're not the 'human rights nation' we thought we were

Simon Cowan
By Simon Cowan
Updated November 5 2021 - 9:38am, first published 9:30am
Riot police make their way through the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne on September 13. Picture: Getty Images

As the country celebrates the return of our "freedoms", and promises echo that lockdowns are a thing of the past, it is hard to avoid a sobering conclusion that our collective regard for human rights is far weaker than anyone realised.

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Simon Cowan

Simon Cowan

Canberra Times columnist

Simon Cowan is research director at the Centre for Independent Studies and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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