Queensland Human Rights Act Launch – 14 March


New Matilda and Just Rights Queensland invite you to the Queensland launch of the New Matilda campaign for an Australian Human Rights Act and a forum to discuss human rights protections in Australia.

Tuesday, 14 March 2006

6 for 6:30pm-8:00pm
Premier’s Hall
Level 4, Parliamentary Annexe
Alice Street, Brisbane

Ms Susan Ryan AO
Prof. Michael Lavarch
A/Prof. Spencer Zifcak
A/Prof. Boni Robertson
Ms Susan Booth
Dr Mohamad Abdalla
Mr Jeff Brunne (Chair)

About the Launch Speakers

Ms Susan Ryan AO is Chair of the Human Rights Act campaign and a former Commonwealth Minister and Senator.

Prof. Michael Lavarch Dean QUT Law School is a former Commonwealth Attorney General.

A/Prof. Spencer Zifcak of La Trobe University Law School led the team drafting the Human Rights Act.

A/Prof. Boni Robertson is the Director of the Gumurri Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at Griffith University.

Ms Susan Booth is the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.

Dr Mohamad Abdalla is the Director of the Islamic Research Unit at Griffith University.

Mr Jeff Brunne is is a founding member of and spokesperson for Just Rights Queensland.

RSVP for event, general enquiries: campaign@justrightsqld.org. Mobile 0410 551 354

New Matilda campaign, interviews: humanrightsact@newmatilda.com. Mobile 0417 344 926

Launched in 2004, New Matilda is one of Australia's oldest online independent publications. It's focus is on investigative journalism and analysis, with occasional smart arsery thrown in for reasons of sanity. New Matilda is owned and edited by Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist Chris Graham.