We have some exciting news to share - we are now getting close to establishing a Bill of Rights in Queensland and everyone is talking about it!
Due to the work of thousands of Queenslanders like you who put pressure on state politicians, this week a Queensland parliamentary committee began listening to evidence from experts on how Queenslanders should model our Bill of Rights.Read more
A Bill Of Rights for Queensland is in the news, but there’s more to do. Already thousands of you signed, shared and lead the discussion for rights in Queensland over the past few weeks.
It’s great news to see politicians talking a bill of rights, and how this is progressing, but as you can see from this news there is more work to be done to make sure every politician in Queensland understands just what is at stake and why getting moving on this matters to all of us – for the rights we all have.
See the news story here.Read more
Queenslanders are stepping up and getting active for a bill of rights. Now it's time to get out there and talk to politicians about why a bill of rights should be a priority for all politicians in the state.
Many supporters have said they want to find out more and to hear why a bill of rights for all of us, for Queensland, makes sense.
You can download a printable brochure with information on this here.
In 2012 the Newman LNP government was elected with an unprecedented majority.
Over the next three years trampled on the rights of Queenslanders in ways no government ever had.
The Newman LNP government enacted legislation which was subject to High Court challenges.
Legislation was rushed through in late night parliamentary sittings.
The reports of their own Parliamentary Committees were ignored.
The existing rights of Queenslanders were stripped away without warning.
The three years of the Newman LNP government showed how a reckless government can abuse the parliamentary process to disadvantage of all Queenslanders.
In 2015 the Queensland community rejected the excesses of this government at the ballot box.
But the question for Queenslanders is how to avoid such abuses in the future?
You can download a brochure with information on this here.
In last week’s email we asked supporters like you to have your say in our survey about whether you would support a bill of rights for Queensland and the support was overwhelming.
91% of respondents in this survey said they would support a bill of rights, a bill to recognise, protect and enhance the rights we all have.
Queensland is a big place.
Queenslanders are ready for a big conversation, a conversation that is worth having - a conversation for our rights.
It's time for a real review into a bill of rights in Queensland. We all have rights as people, it's time that our democracy recognised those rights and gave them legal protection against politicians that go too far.
Do you support a bill of rights in Queensland?Pledge your vote