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Don't let our Human Rights Act slip away

07-Mar-2017

Will Queensland's Human Rights Act slip away?

The Premier’s announcement that the Queensland Government will introduce a Human Rights Act was welcomed in October last year by community organisations and individuals throughout Queensland and Australia.  

The widespread support for the introduction of a Human Rights Act in Queensland was evidenced in the over 400 submissions received by last year's Human Rights Inquiry into whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act.

Organisations endorsing the Human Rights Act are growingly concerned that Queensland’s human rights bill has not yet been introduced. In Western Australia the promise of human rights legislation was lost following the Western Australian Labor Government  losing the election in 2008. Learning from experience we know that Queensland's human rights legislation must be introduced as soon as possible to ensure that the bill is passed into law before an election is called. 

Voicing their concerns last week over 30 community organisations called on the Attorney General to take action to introduce Queensland's Human Rights bills as soon as possible. 

Letter to Attorney General Letter to Attorney General (54 KB)



The campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland continues to call on the Queensland Government to Act Now! to introduce a Human Rights Act for Queensland.

20-Apr-2018

Queensland's all-too-slow human rights movement

Published Friday April 13th in The Justinian (http://justinian.com.au/home/queenslands-all-too-slow-human-rights-movement.html): Nick Bonyhady reports on what has happened to the propo..Read more

13-Apr-2018

Rob Hulls on hand as Queensland mulls human rights act

Rob Hulls, who engineered the Victorian Charter of Human Rights, has met with the Palaszcuk Government to discuss a Human Rights Act in Queensland. Read on in Sarah Elk's article in The Austra..Read more

06-Feb-2018

The Queensland Government to deliver on their promise

2018 - the year for a Human Rights Act for Queensland The Queensland Government is set to deliver on their promise to deliver a Human Rights Act for Queensland Felicity Caldwell explains in the Br..Read more