Queensland introduces historic human rights laws

Queensland introduces historic human rights laws

Stephanie Smail on PM for ABC Radio talks with Yvette D'ath (Queensland Attorney-General) and Bridget Burton (human rights lawyer and director, Pro Bono Centre, University of Queensland): 

Queensland lawyers are pinning their hopes on the state's new human rights laws to deliver better health and education outcomes for people in need.

The state's first human rights legislation includes protections for 23 human rights, from freedom of expression to cultural rights.

It's not the first state to make the move, but lawyers say a complaints process make the laws the strongest in Australia so far.

To listen to their full conversation: click here


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