How Far Have We Really Come? Civil and Political Rights in Queensland

(2013) 25:2 Bond Law Review 166

43 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2014

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Harry Hobbs

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Andrew Trotter

Doogue O'Brien George

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The 2012 state election landslide for the Liberal National Party has had significant consequences for minority groups in Queensland. The Premier’s election night declaration that his government would make the State a better place to live for all Queenslanders has been pushed to one side, as the Attorney General has set about ‘leveling the playing field so that the laws suit the majority and not the minority.’ This article takes a critical look at the government’s legislative agenda, placing its reforms in a historical context to illustrate that each reform is a step backward that unravels centuries of gradually calculated reform aimed at protecting human rights.

Keywords: human rights, civil and political rights, Queensland, great leap backward, Jarrod Bleijie

JEL Classification: K00 K1 K10

Suggested Citation

Hobbs, Harry and Trotter, Andrew, How Far Have We Really Come? Civil and Political Rights in Queensland (2013). (2013) 25:2 Bond Law Review 166. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2480245

Harry Hobbs (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Andrew Trotter

Doogue O'Brien George ( email )

Level 5/221 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia

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