QUEENSLAND'S HUMAN RIGHTS BILL HAS JUST BEEN INTRODUCED!
Just now, we have witnessed the historic introduction of a bill to protect our human rights in law in Queensland. You can read the bill here.
Our Human Rights Act will mean that we all have a right to be treated fairly, equally and with dignity.
Queensland's Human Rights Act will more accessible and more comprehensive than the laws that exist in the ACT and Victoria.
It is fantastic that the rights to health and education will be protected alongside our civil and political rights.
Another feature of the bill is that Queenslanders will be able to complain about human rights issues to a Human Rights Commission. This is not a feature of any other human rights laws in Australia.
Our government hasn't just copied legislation from other states - they've built on it and given us stronger protections.
This is a time to celebrate. This is happening because of you and because of your support for our grassroots, community led campaign.
While this is an exciting time for Queensland, we're not over the line. The bill will now be referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee for community consultation before it is passed as law. We'll keep you up-to-date about how you can share your views during the consultation.
If you want to learn more about what a Human Rights Act will mean for Queensland, hear about the consultation and show that you are part of the movement, come along to our community event on 22 November 2018.