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Remembering the small places18-Sep-2017

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..

How would a Human Rights Act help older people?26-Jun-2017

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..

Don't let our Human Rights Act slip away07-Mar-2017

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..

Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Human Rights Act for Queensland29-Oct-2016

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk used her keynote address at today’s Queensland Labor state conference to announce that her cabinet has agreed to introduce a Human Rights Act for Queensland. Th..

Human rights legislation needed to protect the vulnerable31-Jul-2016

Human rights legislation need to protect the vulnerable Aimee McVeigh wrote in the Brisbane Times today that Images of young Australians being stripped and pinned to the ground, detained for days ..

"After all, what are we all fighting for?"25-Jul-2016

Australia's weird record on human rights Richard Ackland reports in the Guardian that there is a weird psychotic reaction in Australia to the very notion of human rights. Ackland says ..

It's time to take Human Rights seriously20-Jul-2016

It's time to take Human Rights seriously In a letter to the editor in today's Courier Mail, Caxton Legal Centre (https://caxton.org.au/)'s director Scott McDougall said: Professor Jame..

Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry tabled its final report30-Jun-2016

Human Rights Inquiry Final Report Tabled Today Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry released it's report about whether a Human Rights Act should be introduced in Queensland. Government me..

Updating the Sunshine Coast on the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland17-Jun-2016

A Human Rights Act for Queensland? The Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee has been inquiring into whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act. Last week, the Committee he..

Community groups call on the Queensland government to introduce a Human Rights Act11-Jun-2016

Community groups call for human rights act in Queensland The Queensland Government has almost finished a long-promised inquiry into whether the state needs a human rights act which would ensure la..

Human Rights Inquiry program now available08-Jun-2016

Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry has today announced the program for Brisbane's public hearing. Being a public hearing all are welcome to attend. The program is available here (/LiteratureRet..

Program for Brisbane hearing announced08-Jun-2016

Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry has announced the program for tomorrow's hearing in Brisbane. All are welcome to attend. ..

Human Rights Inquiry Public Hearing 9 June 01-Jun-2016

Brisbane Public Hearing The Queensland Human Rights Inquiry will hear from witnesses in Brisbane on 9 June from 9 am – 3 pm at the Parliamentary Annex, Parliament House. The camp..

A Human Rights Act for Queensland?24-May-2016

The ABC's Big Ideas program looks at whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act. Queensland is considering the introduction of a Human Rights Act. Those in favour of proposal point to the state havin..

A Human Rights Act could protect Queensland from a return to the "bad old days".23-May-2016

A Human Rights Act could protect Queensland from the bad old days On 18 May 2016, the ABC reported on the push for a Human Rights Act in Queensland. TONY EASTLEY: There's a push for a Hum..

Human Rights Inquiry hears from experts09-May-2016

Human Rights Inquiry hears from experts from outside Queensland Last month the Human Rights Inquiry heard evidence from interstate experts that described how human rights legislation works in New Zeal..

Queensland Human Rights Act is no threat27-Apr-2016

Queensland Human Rights Act is no threat Bill O'Chee says he is filled with fear over a possible Human Rights Act for Queensland. Aimee McVeigh in the Brisbane Times (http://www.brisbanetime..

Queenslanders support the introduction of a Human Rights Act for Queensland15-Apr-2016

The Queensland Government is currently giving Queenslanders the opportunity to have their say about a possible Human Rights Act. Submissions to Queensland’s Human Rights Inquiry close..

Aimee McVeigh talks to the ABC's Emma Griffiths about why we need a Human Rights Act13-Apr-2016

Queensland needs a Human Rights Act Aimee McVeigh from the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland has spoken to the ABC's Emma Griffiths about the need for a Human Rights Act for Queenslan..

PeakCare releases a follow-up discussion about a Human Rights Act07-Apr-2016

PeakCare asks (more) questions about a Human Rights Act for Queensland Following his earlier interview with Aimee McVeigh from the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland, Lindsay Wegener t..

"It's time for a Queensland Human Rights Act" - HRLC04-Apr-2016

It's time for a Queensland Human Rights Act' A Human Rights Act would be a force for good in protecting the rights of all Queenslanders and would deliver significant benefits, the Human Rights Law..

Anti-Discrimination Commission wraps up information sessions04-Apr-2016

The Anti-Discrimination Commission Information Sessions The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland's public information sessions on a Human Rights Act for Queensland have now wrapped up. A..

Constitutional law expert recommends Queensland enact a Human Rights Act04-Apr-2016

Professor George Williams AO makes a submission to the Human Rights Inquiry Professor George Williams AO has told the Human Rights Inquiry that, "Queensland stands to gain the best-drafted Human R..

A Human Rights Act: What is it and why we need one in Queensland11-Feb-2016

Why Queensland needs a Human Rights Act Dan Rogers and Emma Phillips explain why Queensland what a Human Rights Act is and why we need one in their article for Right Now (http://rightnow.org.au/t..

Peak Care Queensland Asks why we need a Human Rights Act10-Feb-2016

Peak Care Queensland asks why we need a Human Rights Act Peak Care Queensland is Queensland's peak body for Child Protection. Peak Care invited Aimee McVeigh from the campaign for a Human Rights A..

Make a submission to Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry03-Feb-2016

Have your say about whether Queensland needs a Human Rights Act. We will collate your responses and send them to Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry. Create your own user feedback s..

It is time for a Human Rights Act for Queensland.11-Jan-2016

It is time for a Human Rights Act for Queensland. James Farrell from the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services explains to the ABC's Terri Begley (http://blogs.abc.net.au/queenslan..

How would a Human Rights Act assist Queenslanders with disability?15-Dec-2015

How would a Human Rights Act assist Queenslanders with disability? James Farrell from the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services explains how a Human Rights Act would assist Queensla..

Terms of Reference for Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry04-Dec-2015

Queensland's Human Rights Inquiry Yesterday, the Attorney-General referred the issue of a Human Rights Act for Queensland to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee. The Attorney-Gene..

Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee to look at Human Rights Act for Queensland03-Dec-2015

A Human Rights inquiry 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. ..

Charter of rights the road map we need in dangerous times02-Dec-2015

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 o..

A Human Rights Act is about all of us25-Nov-2015

Amy McGuire from 98.9fm and Aimee McVeigh talk about how a Human Rights Act would protect all of us.

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A Human Rights Act for Queensland would show people their government cares.13-Oct-2015

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 writ..

A Human Rights Act could help LGBTI community11-Oct-2015

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 (http://www.bri..

A Human Rights Act for the Sunshine State?22-Sep-2015

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 Insura..

Event: The Rights Way – A dialogue about a Human Rights Act for Queensland15-Sep-2015

Parliament House, Brisbane. It is time for the introduction of a Human Rights Act in Queensland. Queensland’s unique single house parliamentary system leaves us exposed to the misuse of ..

Parliamentary inquiry here we come!15-Sep-2015

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 durin..

Donate Now!14-Sep-2015

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 donati..

The real reason Queensland needs a Human Rights Act12-Sep-2015

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 Br..

Labor conference unanimously passes motion supporting parliamentary inquiry into charter of human ri01-Sep-2015

A push for a new human rights act to head off legislative excesses in Queensland enjoys broad and “passionate” support among Labor MPs, according to the union who helped drive the issue at..

Petition update - We've come so far31-Aug-2015

Nearly 10,000 people have signed the petition at change.org calling on Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to create a Bill of Rights. Human rights are worth protecting, enhancing and em..


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