A Brisbane family who has a member with an intellectual disability has organised a protest against Queensland’s guardianship laws.
The protest will on Wednesday the 29 August 2007 at 9.00 am. outside the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court, 240 Roma St. Brisbane.
(a client of the Adult Guardian is appearing before a magistrate there)
The protest will open with a traditional Aboriginal dance from family member Baganan Kurityityin Theresa Creed.
This will be followed by a forum chaired by Drew Hutton from the Qld. Greens
by John Tracey
In Queensland, any one of us can have our rights of freedom of movement and association taken off us for a period of 6 months at a tribunal hearing where we or our representative are not present. There is no capacity to appeal or object to this and not even the Attorney General can demand information about this process.
If we want to complain about this, the only people to complain to, by legislation, are the very people who have done it.