Jon Bentley

  • published Queensland Human Rights 2018-11-21 15:35:40 +1000

    Queensland Human Rights

    Human rights are hard won - we all need to play our part

    The Queensland Government has tabled a Human Rights Bill and it has been referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee for community consultation.

    The Committee will be considering submissions from all over Queensland.

    Can you make a submission Committee to help support a Human Rights Bill that can deliver a fair go for all Queenslanders? The Human Rights Act campaign team have provided a guide on writing a submission here.

    Submissions help the Committee gauge public support for the Bill, the more personalised and individual your submission is, the more persuasive it will be. To add more to your submission, you can read a quick briefing note on the Bill here from the Human Rights Act campaign.

    If you want to write a longer submission you can find more detail on the issues, you can read a longer discussion paper here.

    Just so you know...

    The information that you provide to us will be sent to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee. We will also get a copy and send you a copy.

    Queensland Parliament's Guide to Making a Submission explains how your submission can be used and whether your submission can be published.

    Our campaign may use submissions or parts of submissions to support our campaign activities.

    Make a submission about the Human Rights Bill 2018

    On 31 October 2018 the Queensland Government tabled the Human Rights Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’).

    The Bill is the response to almost 4 years of campaigning by over 40 community organisations and thousands of Queenslanders.

    The Bill will lead to a fairer and more equal state. It protects the values we all hold dear - things like our right to education and health and our freedom of movement, expression and association. The Bill has been referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee (‘the Committee’). The Committee has asked for feedback about the Bill.

    This is your chance to have your say. You can let the Committee know that you support the Bill, that it will mean that when people are vulnerable they will be treated with dignity and respect and that you want the Bill to be enforceable (see the briefing note from the Human Rights Act Campaign for information about how we think the Bill could be improved)


  • published Queensland's children can't wait 2017-04-18 11:14:03 +1000

    Queensland's children can't wait

    Child safety is everyone’s business, and as community members we recognise the role that we have to play. However, Child Safety Services have an important and particular role in keeping Queensland's children safe from harm.

    As a community, we believe our responsibility to ensure that our children have safe and healthy upbringings is one of the most important there is.

    Child Safety Services do an extremely difficult job with resources that do not match the community's needs. Child Safety Services is our last line of defence for harm against children, and we need to properly resource the department so that its workers can do their job to the best of their ability. We call upon you to listen to the workers that know best about how to support our at-risk children and families, and implement a funding model that supports them.

    Queensland's children can't wait.

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