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Discussion paper - A Human Rights Act for Queensland

What is a Human Rights Act? This paper discusses the benefits and characteristics of a Human Rights Act for Queensland.

Lobby your MP

How do I explain what a Human Rights Act is and why it is important? Use this resource when lobbying members of parliament.

Lobby your MP Lobby your MP (221 KB)



Make a submission to the Human Rights Inquiry
If you're part of an organisation we have prepared this guide: 

Make a submission to the Human Rights Inquiry - a guide for community organisations Make a submission to the Human Rights Inquiry - a guide for community organisations (204 KB)

If you're an individual wanting to have your say you can do so using this guide: 

Make a submission to the Human Rights Inquiry - a guide for individuals Make a submission to the Human Rights Inquiry - a guide for individuals (161 KB)

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Benefits to particular groups

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 

How could a Human Rights Act benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? How could a Human Rights Act benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? (88 KB)

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds 

How could a Human Rights Act benefit people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities? How could a Human Rights Act benefit people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities? (75 KB)

People living in rural, regional and remote areas 

How could a Human Rights Act assist people living in rural, regional and remote areas? How could a Human Rights Act assist people living in rural, regional and remote areas? (62 KB)

A Human Rights Act explained




Act Now!

Act Now! Sign Act Now! Sign (20389 KB)

 
Download our Act Now! Sign. Take a picture of yourself with the sign and share it on social media to show your support for the push for a Human Rights Act for Queensland #humanrights4qld.

Attorney General Yvette D'Ath commits to referring the issue of a Human Rights Act for Queensland


In response to our campaign, the Attorney-General, Yvette D’Ath, has announced the Government will refer the matter of a Human Rights Act for Queensland to a Parliamentary Inquiry.  Speaking at our event in September, she said “this is an important conversation to be having and its certainly the right time to be having it.”

Thank you to Tafe Queensland Film & TV production for filming and editing our campaign launch.

The Deputy Premier urges Queenslanders "not to take your foot off the pedal"



The Deputy Premier, Jackie Tradd has demonstrated her support for the push for a Human Rights Act for Queensland. She said "...a Human Rights Act essentially allows for civil society to challenge bad laws and bad decisions." She went on to say "what we are trying to achieve here...is essentially delivering for Queensland a legislative framework that enables Government to make good decisions around policy, around laws that do not effect or enhance...common basic human rights for all...I think that we are on the precipice of actually getting this done so please...keep going with your campaign and make it an even louder campaign."







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