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Human rights protection

We research and support reforms for a more recovery-oriented and human rights focused mental health, alcohol and other drugs system in Queensland, including new mental health laws and protections.

Respect for human rights is fundamental to supporting recovery of people living with mental health problems, mental illness and problematic alcohol and other drugs use.  It enables individuals to be socially included, have lives with purpose through participation in education, employment and access to services such as health and housing services.

The Commission has also made a media statement on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).