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Discussing a Human Rights Act for Queensland

  • Forgan Smith - Room 349 The University of Queensland St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia (map)

Following the 2016 election, the Palaszczuk government made a commitment to introduce a Human Rights Act in Queensland during their current term. Later in 2016, a parliamentary committee directed to make an inquiry as to whether it was appropriate and desirable to legislate for a Human Rights Act in Queensland was unable to agree on whether the introduction of such an act was appropriate.

Subsequently, no bill for a proposed Human Rights Act in Queensland has been introduced into parliament. However, the Queensland government continues to support the development of a Human Rights Act modelled on the existing Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

Given the significance of this topic, both the Justice and the Law Society and Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association wish to invite students to attend a forum on May 24th from 6pm-8pm to hear from a panel of professionals and academics discussing the suitability of legislating for human rights in Queensland. 

The panelists for the evening will include Professor Tamara Walsh, Dr Robert Mullins and Aimee McVeigh, director of Human Rights 4 QLD. 

Food and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

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