‘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.

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  • Dana Garcia

    President Trump should evict the UN from its comfy New York HQ and ban them from the US entirely. Let the UN suits pontificate from central Africa or somewhere else similarly in need of their dubious opinions.

  • tom_billesley

    The UN is a world government, just like the EU is a European government.

  • Starlord

    What a joke. Unfortunately too many Canadians have been brain washed thinking the UN is great… utterly useless imho.

    • Alain

      Yeah, pretty much goes back to Pearson I think.

    • WalterBannon

      Canadians are beyond redemption idiots like the swedes

  • Caution: UN clowns at work.

  • ontario john

    But its ok with the UN for muslim countries to throw homosexuals off roof tops. Well, as long as feminist Trudeau gets that security seat for his photo op collection, that is all that matters.

  • roccolore

    The UN is silent on the Muslim world.

    • WalterBannon

      The UN is the Muslim world.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Now Aussies know how Israelis feel.

  • Why is Australia still a part of the UN?

    Or anyone, really?

  • Brett McS

    We must be doing something right.