19.1       The ALRC has been asked to look at laws that interfere with ‘any other similar legal right, freedom or privilege’—similar, that is, to the 19 traditional or common law rights, freedoms and privileges listed in the Terms of Reference. The list in this chapter is drawn from various lists of common law rights discussed in the context of the principle of legality.[1] The list does not therefore include other important rights, such as the right to work, social security, housing and privacy, many of which are set out in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.[2]

19.2       The ALRC invites submissions addressing the following question.

Question 19–1          Which Commonwealth laws unjustifiably encroach on other common law rights, freedoms and privileges, and why are these laws unjustified?