Submission to the Queensland Parliament Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the Human Rights Bill 2018

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On 31 October 2018, the Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, introduced the Human Rights Bill 2018. The Bill was referred to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee for detailed consideration. The committee is required to report by 4 February 2019.

The objectives of the Bill are to:establish and consolidate statutory protections for certain human rights;

- ensure that public functions are exercised in a way that is compatible with human rights;
- promote a dialogue about the nature, meaning and scope of human rights; and
- rename and empower the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland as the Queensland Human Rights Commission to:
- provide a dispute resolution process for dealing with human rights complaints; and
- promote an understanding, acceptance and public discussion of human rights.
Original languageEnglish
TypeSubmission regarding QLD Human Rights Bill 31 October 2018
Media of outputQueensland Parliament Website
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2018


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