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
Date Written: 2013
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
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