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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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Updating the Sunshine Coast on the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland

The Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee has been inquiring into whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act.
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Community groups call on the Queensland government to introduce a Human Rights Act

The Queensland Government has almost finished a long-promised inquiry into whether the state needs a human rights act which would ensure law makers and judges abide by a charter. Labor agreed to the inquiry to clinch the support of a key independent, allowing Annastacia Palaszczuk to form government. The push from human rights advocates for the Act may not be enough because of opposition from some lawyers who like the way things work at the moment, reports Katherine Gregory.
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Program for Brisbane hearing announced

Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry has announced the program for tomorrow's hearing in Brisbane.

All are welcome to attend.


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