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Human Rights Network: Engaging with the Queensland Human Rights Act Review

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We are pleased to host Professor Susan Harris Rimmer, who is currently undertaking an independent review of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld).

QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh will sit down with Professor Harris Rimmer to discuss the review in detail - this is a great opportunity learn how you can engage in the review going forward.

This exclusive session is an unmissable opportunity to reflect on how our Human Rights Act is serving the community, and to explore areas where it can be strengthened. All community service organisations are encouraged to attend.

Professor Harris Rimmer is due to provide her report to the Attorney-General by 20 September 2024.

Do you have a question for Professor Harris Rimmer? You can submit yours in advance to [email protected].

Speaker information:

Professor Susan Harris Rimmer focuses on international human rights law, climate justice and gender equality in the Griffith Law School and is a member of the Law Futures Centre. Professor Harris Rimmer has been appointed by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence to undertake an independent review of the operation of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) and provide a report by 20 September 2024.

Aimee McVeigh is the Chief Executive Officer at QCOSS and was the coordinator of the grassroots campaign that successfully advocated for Queensland's Human Rights Act.

Get involved in the review:

Have your say on the review by writing a submission to the review, due by Friday, 21 June 2024.

You can also encourage your clients and service users to respond to the Independent Review Survey and share their thoughts and experiences of the Human Rights Act here.

Does your community service organisation have feedback about the Human Rights Act which you can provide to QCOSS? Or does your community service organisation intend to make a submission, and have an interest in joining our submission working group for the review? We’d love to hear from youyou can reach us at [email protected] to find out more.

Keep an eye out for our submission template which we will be sharing in the coming weeks to assist organisations with the submission drafting process.

About the QCOSS Human Rights Network:

The QCOSS Human Rights Network is a community services sector network for those deepening their capacity to understand human rights and apply this to their work.

It provides an opportunity to share experiences, information and resources on human rights and social justice matters within the community services sector, as well as identifying common issues across the sector to inform advocacy and submissions. Meetings offer guest speakers and discussion on a range of topics, while access to peers and subject matter experts provides a community of knowledge and experience to draw on for everyday support.

In discussing how we can use the Human Rights Act in delivering our services, we will increase the human rights literacy and capability of our sector to help build a more rights-respecting culture.

Involvement is open to anyone working in community services non-government organisations in Queensland.

Event details:

Date: Monday, 27 May 2024
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

27 May 2024 - 2:00 pm through  3:30 pm