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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 Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Community Legal Centres Queensland advocates 

  • the promotion of awareness about potential and existing degradation of civil liberties;
  • restraint of government action which impinges on existing civil liberties;
  • law reform activities in favour of improving the observance of civil liberties in Queensland and Australia;
  • unrestricted media access to state Parliamentary proceedings
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Submission to the inquiry into the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014

PDF icon Submission to the inquiry into the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014
Community Legal Centres Queensland joined with the Islamic Council of Queensland and the Council of Imams, and over 800 individuals, to advocate for anti-terror laws that are fair, balanced and just.

Submission: Electoral Reform Amendment Bill 2013

PDF icon Submission: Electoral Reform Amendment Bill 2013
Community Legal Centres Queensland and ATSILS applaud the policy objectives for the Bill: of ensuring the opportunity for full participation in Queensland's electoral process, increasing electoral integrity and enhancing voter convenience. We make some suggestions that will better achieve these objectives: clarifying access to electronic voting for people with disability, and removing ID requirements.

Submission to the review of the Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act

PDF icon Submission to the review of the Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act
In this submission to the Department of Justice's review of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld), we argue for a simpler public interest test, more accessible forms and documents, fee reductions on the basis of financial hardship, and more timely outcomes.

Community organisations’ submission to the Review of Right to Information and Privacy laws

PDF icon Community organisations’ submission to the Review of Right to Information and Privacy laws
We coordinated this submission, by a number of community organisations, arguing that the RTI Act and Chapter 3 of the IP Act should not be extended to apply to the documents of contracted service providers insofar as an extension of this nature could capture community organisations.

Review of the Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act

Community Legal Centres Queensland responded to the Queensland government's Consultation on the Review of the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009. We recommend: > more