A Human Rights Act for Queensland

Australians are firmly committed to democratic values and we have a strong sense of a fair go. Living in a modern democracy, we appreciate the importance of having laws that ensure all people can live in safety, in freedom, and with dignity. As such, Australians are big supporters of human rights.

Given this, it’s peculiar that Australia is one of the only western democratic nations that doesn’t have a Human Rights Act or a bill of rights. We know from experience that when human rights are not protected in law, they are always in danger of being eroded.

We think Queensland can show Australia how it’s done.

Whilst we have it good here, we shouldn’t take things for granted; it’s time to enshrine our values by protecting all of our human rights in law.

We need a Human Rights Act that clearly sets out what our human rights are, that guarantees that governments respect our rights and that provides avenues to seek justice when our rights have been violated.

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17-Jun-2016

Updating the Sunshine Coast on the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland

A Human Rights Act for Queensland? The Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee has been inquiring into whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act. Last week, the Committee he..Read more

11-Jun-2016

Community groups call on the Queensland government to introduce a Human Rights Act

Community groups call for human rights act in Queensland The Queensland Government has almost finished a long-promised inquiry into whether the state needs a human rights act which would ensure la..Read more

08-Jun-2016

Human Rights Inquiry program now available

Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry has today announced the program for Brisbane's public hearing. Being a public hearing all are welcome to attend. The program is available here (/LiteratureRet..Read more