Public Event: Human Rights Forum in Queensland

As Australia continues to grow and diversify, now and for future generations, a clearer understanding of our human rights becomes increasingly important.

Join us for an exciting public conversation about the new campaign to create an Australian Charter of Human Rights. We’re proud to partner with Redlands for Refugees, Rural Australians for Refugees and the Human Rights Law Centre to hold a Human Rights Forum in country Queensland.

Hear from our lively discussion facilitated Emma Phillips, a Senior Lawyer at Queensland Advocacy and volunteer at Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, with our expert panel:

  • David Bush, Winner of the National Human Rights Award for Radio

  • Arif Hussein, Refugee Rights Lawyer from the Human Rights Law Centre

  • Sam Watson, prominent advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights

Our expert panel will be talking about: What are human rights? What is the importance of the 'Medevac Bill'? How could a Charter be used to protect the rights of people seeking asylum? How would a Charter of Human Rights better protect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Date: 2-4pm, Saturday 27th April
Venue: Redlands Performing Arts Centre, 2 - 16 Middle Street, Cleveland, Redland City
RSVP: Free entry, but register online

Followed by afternoon tea at 4pm - coffee, tea, juice and snacks provided.