A Human Rights Act for Queensland

Australians are firmly committed to democratic values and we have a strong sense of a fair go. Living in a modern democracy, we appreciate the importance of having laws that ensure all people can live in safety, in freedom, and with dignity. As such, Australians are big supporters of human rights.

Given this, it’s peculiar that Australia is one of the only western democratic nations that doesn’t have a Human Rights Act or a bill of rights. We know from experience that when human rights are not protected in law, they are always in danger of being eroded.

We think Queensland can show Australia how it’s done.

Whilst we have it good here, we shouldn’t take things for granted; it’s time to enshrine our values by protecting all of our human rights in law.

We need a Human Rights Act that clearly sets out what our human rights are, that guarantees that governments respect our rights and that provides avenues to seek justice when our rights have been violated.

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18-Sep-2017

Remembering the small places

In this month's Peppermint magazine (http://peppermintmag.com/) Eleanor Roosevelt famously said that human rights begin in the small places that cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Wo..Read more

26-Jun-2017

How would a Human Rights Act help older people?

What would a Human Rights Act mean for older people? Aimee McVeigh from the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland explains on Radio COTA (https://soundcloud.com/radio_cota/radio-cota-56-h..Read more

07-Mar-2017

Don't let our Human Rights Act slip away

Will Queensland's 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 organ..Read more