Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Our fundamental right to freedom from medical or scientific experimentation established by Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is continuously being eroded by the application of the Road Rules 2008 (NSW) Regulation 256.
This blatant over-reach of governmental power is inconsistent with our treaty obligations as a signatory to the ICCPR. In fact, our 'delicatessen' approach to our international treaty obligations lends itself to being labelled wilful & arrogant.
Why is 'political will' so sorely lacking in Australia that we appear to shy away from proven invaluable road-sharing tips emanating from unquestionably successful cycling nations (namely The Netherlands and Denmark)?
What will it take, apart from 'already-happening' civil disobedience?