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Community Legal Centres welcome our Queensland Human Rights Act

Posted February 27, 2019

Queensland Community Legal Centres have welcomed today’s passing of Queensland’s Human Rights Bill in Parliament.
Community Legal Centres Queensland’s Acting Director Rosslyn Monro said community legal centres will be celebrating this historic day for Human Rights in Queensland.
“This Act will increase fairness and justice for vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders – many of whom are clients of community legal centres,” Ms Monro said.  
“Community legal centres in Queensland provide free legal help to about 50,000 vulnerable community members each year, and they have an unique insight into their experiences, particularly their interactions with government institutions, legal processes, and the law. 
“This legislation is designed to safeguard every person’s human rights in Queensland, and this Act is fundamental to protecting the more vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community,” she said.
“Queenslanders will now have a framework to ensure their basic human rights are protected and they are treated with respect.
“All levels of Government and the public sector will have to operate in accordance with the Act.” 
Ms Monro said the Queensland Government’s Human Rights Act is the most progressive State or Territory Act to date.
“We commend the Queensland Government for introducing this vital piece of legislation to Parliament,” she said.