‘Unacceptable’: UN committee damns Australia’s record on human rights

The same-sex postal survey was criticised by a UN committee member: ‘Human rights are not to be determined by opinion poll or a popular vote.’

Australia has been excoriated before the UN human rights committee for its “chronic non-compliance” with the committee’s recommendations, drawing particular condemnation over the mandatory detention of children and the same-sex marriage survey.

The UN does not appear to recognise sovereign states.