Blue Card laws: Is ‘exceptional’ the new normal?

In Queensland those who wish to work with, or foster, children must have a Blue Card. A Blue Card…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) - What remedies are available?

A human rights complaint or action may be brought for a breach of section 58(1) of the Human Rights…


Queensland Human Rights Commission

The Queensland Human Rights Commission, created by the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld), will commence…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) – Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly

These rights are closely related as they both provide for a person’s personal liberty of thought,…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) – Criminal Proceedings

Section 32 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) details the rights of a defendant subject to criminal…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld): Humane treatment when deprived of liberty

The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) establishes in domestic legislation the right of people deprived of…


Review of Queensland’s laws relating to civil surveillance

The Queensland Law Reform Commission currently has a Reference titled “Review of Queensland’s laws…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld): Right to a Fair Hearing

The right to a fair hearing is now enshrined in Queensland domestic legislation under the Human…


QUEENSLAND PRISONS

In December 2018, the Crime and Corruption Commission released its report named Taskforce Flaxton…


Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) passed for Queensland

After decades of campaigning, the Queensland Parliament passed the historic Human Rights Act on 27…