Section 116 of the Australian Constitution and dress restrictions

Gray, Anthony (2011) Section 116 of the Australian Constitution and dress restrictions. Deakin Law Review, 16 (2). pp. 293-324. ISSN 1321-3660

Abstract

This paper considers the constitutional implications of a suggested ban on dress often associated with religion, such as a burqa or hijab. It considers specifically s116 of the Commonwealth Constitution, as well as the extent to which anti-discrimination legislation might be useful in challenging such a ban.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of the Editor.
Depositing User: Dr Anthony Gray
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 06:24
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: religious freedom, right to religion, burqa, Islam
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20529

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