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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.

Background paper - the benefits and characteristics of a Human Rights Act Background paper - the benefits and characteristics of a Human Rights Act (275 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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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."







24-May-2016

A Human Rights Act for Queensland?

The ABC's Big Ideas program looks at whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act. Queensland is considering the introduction of a Human Rights Act. Those in favour of proposal point to the state havin..Read more

23-May-2016

A Human Rights Act could protect Queensland from a return to the "bad old days".

A Human Rights Act could protect Queensland from the bad old days On 18 May 2016, the ABC reported on the push for a Human Rights Act in Queensland. TONY EASTLEY: There's a push for a Hum..Read more

09-May-2016

Human Rights Inquiry hears from experts

Human Rights Inquiry hears from experts from outside Queensland Last month the Human Rights Inquiry heard evidence from interstate experts that described how human rights legislation works in New Zeal..Read more