News

Donate to bring a Human Rights Act home

19-Jan-2018

Donate to bring a Human Rights Act home!

Queensland doesn't have a Human Rights Act.

Australia is one of the only western democratic nations that doesn’t have a Human Rights Act or a bill of rights. While the ACT and Victoria have human rights legislation, no other state or territory does.

Queensland only has one house of parliament and Queenslanders are familiar with governments that trample on our rights. We know that without proper protections our rights are always in danger of erosion.

Since the beginning of 2015 our campaign has been actively pursuing the end goal of a Human Rights Act for Queensland.

As a result the Queensland Government held a Human Rights Inquiry in 2016 and, at the end of 2016, committed to introducing a Human Rights Act for Queensland.

During 2017 we continued to lobby the government, asking them to put their commitment into action and to introduce a human rights bill.

When the election was called the government assured us that if they were returned they would introduce a Human Rights Act.

We want to see a human rights bill introduced by June 2018 to ensure that an act is in force by the next election.

We need to raise $35,000 to produce a social media campaign that aims to encourage the Queensland Government to make a Human Rights Act a priority. You can help this happen by donating here.

This is your chance to make history happen and to ensure that Queenslanders have their rights to freedom, respect, equality and dignity protected in law.

11-Aug-2018

It's time for answers

On September 19, the campaign for a HRA4Q is teaming up with QUT Law School, Queensland Council of Civil Liberties and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights to offer an event discussing where our Hu..Read more

13-Jun-2018

$2 million boost for a Human Rights Act

$2 million boost for a Human Rights Act This morning's Courier Mail reports that more than $2 million will be handed to Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Commisson to help it administer a yet..Read more

20-Apr-2018

Queensland's all-too-slow human rights movement

Published Friday April 13th in The Justinian (http://justinian.com.au/home/queenslands-all-too-slow-human-rights-movement.html): Nick Bonyhady reports on what has happened to the propo..Read more