What will the Human Rights Act 2019 do for children with disabilities in Queensland schools?

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Date/Time
15/02/2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
West End Uniting Church
11 Sussex St, Highgate Hill, QLD, 4101

Details
**This is not a QAI event**

QAI’s Systems Advocate and Lawyer, Dr Emma Phillips, will be one of the speakers at this event held by University of Queensland Pro Bono Centre on the upcoming Human Rights Act 2019.

In 2019 Queensland will get a Human Rights Act. Uniquely for Australia this Act will provide for both a Right to Education focused on inclusion and equality, and a mechanism to bring complaints to the Human Rights Commission.  This new right, and the new option for complaining, have the potential to bring life-changing reforms to the way education is received by individual children with disabilities and other complex needs.

The University of Queensland Pro Bono Centre invites parents and carers to a free community discussion to learn about the new law and process, and to ask questions of human rights and inclusion experts from the School of Law and the School of Education.

Join UQ Law’s Professor Tamara Walsh, UQ School of Education’s Dr Rhonda Faragher, Dr Emma Phillips from Queensland Advocacy Incorporated and Loretta Kreet of both Parent to Parent Queensland and Legal Aid Queensland on Friday 15 February 2019 at 5:30pm at the West End Uniting Church Hall.

There is no cost but registrations are essential.  For more information or to secure your seat you can find the event page here.