Community legal centres have been working for more than 30 years to advance human rights and social justice.
Our resources library illustrate the diversity of community legal centres’ work and the relevance of social justice and human rights for our communities.
Queensland’s community legal centres advocate for increased human rights protections, laws and practices that are socially just.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are entitled to the same legal rights as the non-Indigenous population of Australia and to equality before the law at all stages of the legal process.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Human beings of all sexual orientations and gender identities are entitled to the full enjoyment of human rights.
All individuals with a mental illness should have access to treatment and should be able to enjoy a meaningful life in which they are able to participate equally in society.
A sentenced prisoner has rights and entitlements. A prisoner has the right to:
- Talk to a lawyer – a Legal Aid Queensland lawyer, a community legal service lawyer or a private lawyer
- Make complaints
- Sue for damages
- Receive medical care
- Vote in federal elections if the sentence is three years or less
- Apply to transfer to another prison, including interstate.
Australia has a responsibility to facilitate the right to asylum of individuals with a well-founded fear of persecution or similarly serious threats to their life or safety.
Women should have the right to equality of opportunity and outcome with their male counterparts. Gender-based discrimination against women is profoundly unjust and an affront to human dignity.
Issues in society
All people, regardless of their background or present circumstances, should be able to access sufficient assistance (legal or non-legal) to enable them to know, understand and stand up for their rights in the public domain. Individuals should be able to seek and achieve justice through the system of courts established to achieve this end.
Domestic and family violence is not acceptable and must be prevented. Information, services and support is available for people in Queensland impacted by domestic and family violence.