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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.

Program for Brisbane Hearing Program for Brisbane Hearing (81 KB)

Make a submission to the Human Rights Inquiry
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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)

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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."







31-Jul-2016

Human rights legislation needed to protect the vulnerable

Human rights legislation need to protect the vulnerable Aimee McVeigh wrote in the Brisbane Times today that Images of young Australians being stripped and pinned to the ground, detained for days ..Read more

25-Jul-2016

"After all, what are we all fighting for?"

Australia's weird record on human rights Richard Ackland reports in the Guardian that there is a weird psychotic reaction in Australia to the very notion of human rights. Ackland says ..Read more

20-Jul-2016

It's time to take Human Rights seriously

It's time to take Human Rights seriously In a letter to the editor in today's Courier Mail, Caxton Legal Centre (https://caxton.org.au/)'s director Scott McDougall said: Professor Jame..Read more