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Policy

Community Legal Centres have been working for more than 30 years to advance human rights and social justice. The Community Legal Centres Queensland Human Rights and Social Justice Policies provide a snapshot of the diversity of community legal centres' policy work and an insight into the relevance of social justice and human rights for our communities. It also guides the work that Community Legal Centres Queensland does in advocating for increased human rights protections and laws and practices that are socially just.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are entitled to the same legal rights as the non-Indigenous population of Australia and to equality... > more

Access to Justice and Courts

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that  all people, regardless of their background or present circumstances, should be able to access sufficient assistance (legal or non-legal) to enable... > more

Child Protection

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that all children deserve protection from all forms of violence, wherever it may occur, and that the best interests of the child are paramount.  Community... > more

Children and Young People

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that children and young people are fully entitled to respect for their human rights. Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the United Nations... > more

Civil liberties

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that civil liberties are essential to protect and enrich democratic societies.  Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the United Nations Universal... > more

Consumer credit, debt and insurance

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that there is a need for transparency in dealings with consumers in the areas of credit and insurance in order that they are not put at risk of falling... > more

Coronial inquiries

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that transparency is essential in ascertaining the details of an individual’s death, both for the individual’s family and for public awareness.  Community... > more

Discrimination

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that all unfair forms of discrimination are unacceptable and that all individuals are entitled to equal rights and treatment.  Community Legal Centres... > more

Domestic and family violence

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that domestic and family violence are not acceptable and must be prevented.  Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the United Nations Declaration on... > more

Employment law

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that workers should be treated fairly and equally, particularly in the areas of pay, dismissal and working conditions. Community Legal Centres Queensland... > more

Environment

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that environmental protection and social justice are interconnected, a healthy environment being essential to life and its quality.  Community Legal... > more

Family law and child support

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that family law and child support systems should exist to assist equally all members of the family group and refrains from alienating individuals. ... > more

Funding for Community Legal Centres

Productivity Commission inquiry into access to justice In June 2013, the Commonwealth Government has asked the Productivity Commission to review ‘access to justice arrangements’ in Australia. This... > more

Housing and tenancy

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that security of housing, as well as being a human right in itself, is fundamental to the achievement of many other basic entitlements. Enjoyment of... > more

Human Rights

Human Rights Act for Queensland Campaign  What can Queensland’s CLCs do? 1. Sign up to the campaign at humanrights4qld and on Facebook 2. Post a picture of your staff showing your support for a Human... > more

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Intersex (LGBTI)

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Human beings of all sexual orientations and gender identities are entitled to the full... > more

Mental health

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that all individuals with a mental illness should have access to treatment and should be able to enjoy a meaningful life in which they are able to... > more

People with disability

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that people with a disability are entitled to the fulfilment of the same rights as every other individual.  Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the... > more

Policing

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that police, as repositories of state power, have a responsibility to fulfil their role in society with equal respect for the rights of all individuals... > more

Prisons

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that incarcerated persons are in danger of not being fully accorded their human rights, and as such require additional protection. Community Legal Centres... > more

Public space

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that public space should be a resource that all people are and feel welcome to use, with respect for the right of others to use it as well. Community Legal... > more

Refugee, citizenship and immigration law

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that Australia has a responsibility to facilitate the right to asylum of individuals with a well-founded fear of persecution or similarly serious threats... > more

Seniors

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that an individual’s entitlement to human rights does not deteriorate with age but rather that these rights require protection at all stages of life.... > more

Social security/welfare rights

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes in the human right of all people in need to an adequate level of income support, protected by law and notes that the right to social security is enshrined... > more

Victims of crime

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that victims of crime should be supported, be treated with respect, and play an appropriate role in the criminal justice process. Community Legal Centres... > more

Women

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that women have the right to equality of opportunity and outcome with their male counterparts and that gender-based discrimination against women is... > more

Youth Justice

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that children and young people are fully entitled to respect for their human rights. Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the United Nations... > more

Policy

Community Legal Centres have been working for more than 30 years to advance human rights and social justice. The Community Legal Centres Queensland Human Rights and Social Justice Policies provide a... > more