Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We've Been Misinformed...

I've always been told what a just country Australia is, about its amazing human rights laws and the ability to put our rights above everything else. But i was reading and i've realised that i've been greatly misinformed.

Recently Australia has voted against a resolution to make the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights better in which 52 other countries voted in favor of. Us and the US being the only ones to oppose.
Said no to a resolution to put more work into framing a right to food, which we were the only UN country to oppose.
Opposed a resolution to formulate a right to development. Which only Australia and 2 other countries said no to.
Abstained from a vote to support the realization of economic rights in all countries which would help increase the standard of living in developing countries.
And we were the only country to vote against a resolution expressing concern about the impact of globalisation and the way human rights are being denied around the world.

It amazes me that such a well off country can be opposing votes of this sort. Our country is slowly getting worse and worse and our morals that seemed to used to have been so strong are no longer visible. While this world is supposed to be growing in ideas and values it seems to be slowly slipping even further away.

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