Human Rights are standards that allow people to live with dignity, freedom, equality, justice and peace.
QCOSS is teaming up with the campaign for A Human Rights Act for Queensland to offer an event discussing where our Human Rights Act is, what it might contain, how it will be of benefit and how the push for this important reform can be sustained.
Aimee McVeigh, Campaign Coordinator, A Human Rights Act for Queensland will MC the event.
Join us for a keynote presentation by Scott McDougall, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner of Queensland, followed by a diverse panel of experts who will reflect on the importance of a Human Rights Act in their specific domain.
Panel members include:
Karyn Walsh, CEO, Micah Projects;
Kevin Cocks AM;
Shane Duffy, CEO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Queensland);
Tom Clarke, Director of Campaigns, Human Rights Law Centre; and
Alani Tenaglia, Student volunteer with campaign for A Human Rights Act for Queensland.
The event will examine a range of issues related to human rights, including the process and challenges associated with the development, implementation and enforcement of human rights charters, and most importantly what a human rights act in Queensland will mean for Queenslanders and Australians more broadly.
* Spaces are limited.