Last year the Hon Peter Wellington, independent member for Nicklin and the current speaker of the Queensland Parliament said:
Recently I spoke about the need for a Bill of Rights to protect the rights and liberties of Queenslanders. …Queensland has no upper house or house of review, and the current committee system is not able to properly provide the necessary checks and balances on the excesses of … government. … I believe it is time for an act of parliament that enshrines the rights and liberties we value as important.
In response, ‘Working for Queenslanders’ has produced the paper below on a proposed Bill of Rights for Queensland.