News

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Event: The Rights Way – A dialogue about a Human Rights Act for Queensland

Parliament House, Brisbane.

It is time for the introduction of a Human Rights Act in Queensland.

Read more

Donate Now!

The campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland can receive tax deductible donations through one of our campaign supporters Queensland Advocacy Incorporated.

Please indicate that the donation is for HR4Q - by clicking 'special message' on the second page and entering HR4Q in the text field.

Give now!


The real reason Queensland needs a Human Rights Act

A Human Rights Act protects the rights of people interacting with government agencies, for example in connection with the child protection system, according to an opinion piece published in the Brisbane Times.

Read more

Sign up now

For news, campaign updates and calls to action.