Proposed decriminalisation of public offences and the impact to community sector
Join us for a special Human Rights In Action webinar examining the proposed decriminalisation of public offences and the impact to the community services sector.
On 24 June 2022, the Legislative Assembly referred an Inquiry into decriminalising public intoxication and begging offences, and health and social welfare-based responses to the Community Support and Services Committee of the Queensland Parliament.
This session on Wednesday, 3 August from 2:00pm to 3:00pm will walk you through the proposed legislative changes to decriminalise certain public offences, how the legislation currently affects people, and how the Human Rights Act would apply to potential changes in the legislation.
QCOSS Human Rights Lead, Meg Martin, will lead the webinar, which will also feature speakers from Caxton Legal Centre and the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health. We're seeking your feedback during the session to inform our submission to the Inquiry.
Submissions to the Inquiry can be made until Monday, 22 August 2022.
This event is part of our Human Rights in Action series, which seeks to improve the capacity of the social service sector to understand how it can use the Human Rights Act in their work (advocacy, service delivery and service design).
Date: Wednesday, 3 August 2022
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom