The Saturday Paper

Take action on a charter


“We need a bill of rights to enshrine all principles of freedom.” Thank you for saying that in your editorial (“Let me be me”, February 12-18). Unless we fight for and achieve this, or at least an Australian Human Rights Act or charter, we will be flounderin­g as the wretched crop of federal politician­s award themselves more and more powers, like kings in the Middle Ages. This is a fight, not some debate appealing to the better natures of these people. We must pressure all our institutio­ns to fight for this. Most of all, to close down the hotel dungeons, to help kids and not lock them up, to save Julian Assange, we have to get off our bums.

– Stephen Langford, Paddington, NSW

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