- International moral obligations and economic, or market mechanisms
- Building reporting requirements and need for compliance reports into the agreement – Australia has agreed to send regular compliance reports to the UN to prove compliance with UN directives, not only in regard to AG21, but also human rights.
“UN treaties have no binding power. They are only binding to the extent that they are incorporated into Australian law. If it is not in law, it has no legal standing.”
“That the government ensure domestic implementation of Australia’s international human rights obligations in law, policy and practice
“These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”
“Since its election, the Australian Government has acted to reinvigorate Australia’s engagement with the United Nations. We have issued a standing invitation to the UN to visit Australia to examine the protection of human rights here, sending a clear message that we are committed to our international obligations and relationship with the United Nations. The Government is committed to restoring Australia’s reputation as a good international citizen………
The Government will introduce legislation requiring that each new Bill introduced into Parliament, and delegated legislation subject to disallowance, be accompanied by a statement which outlines its compatibility with the seven core UN human rights treaties to which Australia is a party.”