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)