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What will the Human Rights Act 2019 do for children with disabilities in Queensland schools?

A free event for parents to better understand the new ‘right to education’ and complaint options.

In 2019 Queensland will get a Human Rights Act. Uniquely for Australia this Act will provide for both a Right to Education focused on inclusion and equality, and a mechanism to bring complaints to the Human Rights Commission.  This new right, and the new option for complaining, have the potential to bring life-changing reforms to the way education is received by individual children with disabilities and other complex needs. 

The University of Queensland Pro Bono Centre invites parents and carers to a free community discussion to learn about the new law and process, and to ask questions of human rights and inclusion experts from the School of Law and the School of Education. 

Date:
Friday, February 15, 2019
Time:
5.30-7pm
Cost:
Free (but registrations essential)
Venue/Address:
West End Uniting Church 11 Sussex St
Host:
UQ Pro Bono Centre
Type:
Seminar
Guest speakers:

UQ Law’s Professor Tamara Walsh

UQ School of Education’s Dr Rhonda Faragher

Dr Emma Phillips from Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

Loretta Kreet of both Parent to Parent Queensland and Legal Aid Queensland