"What are some restrictions and prohibitions regarding the constitution and protection of rights?"

Thank you for your question about the Australian Constitution and its protection of rights.

Unlike some countries, such as the United States of America, the Australian Constitution does not include a ‘Bill of Rights’ which specifically lists the rights of its citizens.

However, the Constitution does mention and protect some important rights such as:

Many other rights are protected in Australia even if they are not mentioned in the Constitution. This occurs because:

You can read more about the protection of rights in Australia, particularly human rights, here.  

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