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Queensland doesn't have a Human Rights Act.

Australia is one of the only western democratic nations that doesn’t have a Human Rights Act or a bill of rights. While the ACT and Victoria have human rights legislation, no other state or territory does.

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Remembering the small places

Aimee McVeigh, Human Rights Act for Queensland Campaign Director, in this month's Peppermint magazine:

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How would a Human Rights Act help older people?

Aimee McVeigh from the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland explains on Radio COTA.

Don't let our 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.
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Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Human Rights Act for Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk used her keynote address at today’s Queensland Labor state conference to announce that her cabinet has agreed to introduce a Human Rights Act for Queensland.

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Human rights legislation needed 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 in isolation without access to fresh water or sunlight and the inexplicable use of excessive force and restraints entered our lounge rooms on Monday night via the Four Corners report of the treatment of young people at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. 
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"After all, what are we all fighting for?"

Richard Ackland reports in the Guardian that there is a weird psychotic reaction in Australia to the very notion of human rights.
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It's time to take Human Rights seriously

n a letter to the editor in today's Courier Mail, Caxton Legal Centre's director Scott McDougall said:
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Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry tabled its final report

Today Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry released it's report about whether a Human Rights Act should be introduced in Queensland.
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