Current Laws and Understanding
A long standing member of a religious community in Western Australia made this Freedom of Information request to Parliament of Western Australia
Dear Parliament of Western Australia,
1. Just wondering about Current Laws; Emergency Management Act 2005 & The Public Health Act 2016, which sections are in conflict with The Biosecurity Act 2015.
2. Are such section that are in conflict (in question 1), deemed to be invalid as far as the inconsistency as stated in section 109 of the Australia Constitution?
3. What human rights treaties and laws are above state law, what inalienable human rights does the Parliament of Western Australia acknowledge for the constituents.
4. What is the purpose of being apart of Treaties if the can be over ridden of local law?
5. What is Western Australia stance on commitment and upholding of the following Treaties:
- Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
- Convention on the Political Rights of Women
- International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination
- Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women
- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
- Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
- Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons
- Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
- Slavery Convention of 1926
- Supplementary Convention on Slavery
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Geneva Conventions Act 1957
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
- Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2017; including Article 14 (Part 3) Every person has the right to refuse any medical treatment for themselves.
Further also the stance on ethical relevant national and international frame works;
- The Australian Medical Association Code of Ethics
- Geneva Conventions Act 1957
- The Nuremberg Code
- Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
- Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights
- International Declaration on Human Genetic Data
- Universal promotion and protection of human rights
6. What happens if West Australia laws come into conflict with basic inalienable individual rights, basic ethical rights or international human rights declarations; or constitutional rights. What is the procedure to maintain and protect ones rights in a sensible manner.
7. What measures is the West Australian Parliament taking to ensure human rights are considered in the process of law making, and not altered to easily.
8. What review or investigation of empirical data has the West Australian Parliament personally undertaken in regards to COVID 19 deaths & cases, looking at possible inconsistencies or problems with the data, to ensure thing are as they say they are.
Thank-you kindly for your time, With whole hearted respect and kindness,
A member of a religious community in Western Australia