Social security and welfare rights

It is a human right of all people in need to an adequate level of income support, protected by law. The right to social security is enshrined in five human rights treaties to which Australia is a signatory.

These Covenants and Conventions include:

Economic Justice Australia is the peak organisation for community legal centres providing specialist advice to people on their social security issues and rights. Find out more about Economic Justice Australia.

To find your nearest Queensland community legal centre to provide support with social security and welfare rights, search our directory here.

Listed below are a range of resources that provide additional information on this subject area.