Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Human Rights"

Rights, choices and dignity of risk – a human rights perspective

Risk is an inseparable part of life. It's the tightrope walk we take every day, from crossing the street to pursuing our dreams. However, when it comes to older adults, a well-meaning but misguided desire to shield them from harm can morph into ageism.

18 June 2024|Post

Human Rights Act Australia

QCOSS supports the Human Rights Law Centre's campaign for a national Human Rights Act. It’s time to build a fairer Australia where our fundamental human rights are fully protected, and an Australian Human Rights Act will ensure that values we all share – like fairness, respect, dignity and compassion – are always at the heart of all government decisions, laws and policies. Including health, housing, education and caring for the elderly.

29 April 2024|Campaign

Conversation with Larissa Baldwin, GetUp CEO

This month, I caught up with proud Widjabul Wia-bul woman, Larissa Baldwin-Roberts, who among many other community commitments is the CEO of GetUp! and Director of Research for Passing the Message Stick—a First Nations-led research project designed to shift public narrative in support of First Nations justice and self-determination.

20 September 2023|Post

If the Human Rights Act can be overridden, how effective is it?

Recently the application of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) was overridden in the development of new legislative amendments. The legislative changes, among other things, will see children charged with a criminal offence for breaching bail conditions.

3 May 2023|Post
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