Human rights in Queensland

Human rights in Queensland - A new Act and a new era, but how are we travelling for health and wellbeing?

Fri 9 Dec 2022 10:00am11:15am


In person (Room 0883-4401, Oral Health Learning Theatre, Herston campus) or online via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

International Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

This year, the School of Public Health invites you to join a discussion about:
Human rights in Queensland - A new Act and a new era, but how are we travelling for health and wellbeing?


Scott McDougallCommissioner Scott McDougall, Queensland Human Rights Commissioner who will discuss the Queensland Human Rights Act 2019, especially in terms of the health of Queenslanders.


Sandra CreamerAdjunct Professor Sandra Creamer AO is a proud Waanyi Kalkadoon woman. Sandra is the CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance and co-Chief Investigator on "Advancing non-discriminatory, rights-based access to health services for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples" (NHMRC-funded) with Associate Dean for Indigenous Engagement in UQ's Faculty of Medicine, Professor Maree Toombs. Professor Creamer will draw from her legal background and her work with the former UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples.



Shea SpieringsShea Spierings, a Gaangalu man from Central Queensland and UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will discuss the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal men in QLD and the impact of criminalisation.


Bilge OzgunBilge Ozgun, a migrant woman who has been in Australia for more than 14 years and will be sharing her career story and experiences in Australia.