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It is time for a Human Rights Act for Queensland.

James Farrell from the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services explains to the ABC's Terri Begley how a Human Rights Act would assist Queenslanders with a disability and why now is the time for a Human Rights Act for Queensland.


How would a Human Rights Act assist Queenslanders with disability?

James Farrell from the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services explains how a Human Rights Act would assist Queenslanders with disability and all Queenslanders.

 


Terms of Reference for Queensland

Yesterday, the Attorney-General referred the issue of a Human Rights Act for Queensland to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee.

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Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee to look at Human Rights Act for Queensland

Today Queensland’s Attorney-General moved that the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee inquire into whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act.

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Charter of rights the road map we need in dangerous times

In the wake of the atrocities that occurred in Paris we need our fundamental freedoms more than ever, writes Rob Hulls in the Australian on 20 November.

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A Human Rights Act is about all of us

Amy McGuire from 98.9fm and Aimee McVeigh talk about how a Human Rights Act would protect all of us.


A Human Rights Act for Queensland would show people their government cares.

If a government is required to consider human rights while making decisions, a transparent dialogue with the people is created – the people can see their government cares about their rights.

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A Human Rights Act could help LGBTI community

A Human Rights Act has the potential to strengthen anti-discrimination laws that currently impact disproportionally on the LGBTI community writes Amy Remeikis in the Brisbane Times

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A Human Rights Act for the Sunshine State?

A Human Rights Act has the potential to provide an additional safeguard for people with disability when accessing services. An issue that is being given attention by the National Disability Insurance Agency writes Aimee McVeigh in an opinion piece in the Brisbane Times...

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Parliamentary inquiry here we come!

Last night at our campaign launch the Attorney General announced that the Queensland Government will refer the issue of a Human Rights Act for Queensland to a parliamentary committee inquiry during this term of government.

The Deputy Premier encouraged us "not to take your foot off the pedal” saying that the committee will need to hear from all of us about why we need a Human Rights Act and that proper community consultation is required.

The Brisbane Times has reported...

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