Queensland's Human Rights Act 2019 requires public entities to act compatibly with human rights when making a decision or acting. The Act protects 23 human rights in law.
Organisations contracted to provide services to the public on behalf of the Queensland Government are included under the Act as public entities and as such they need to make decisions and act compatibly with human rights.
This involves considering humans rights in a broad range of activities from administrative and human resource decisions, to policy, procedure and service delivery decisions. It also includes handling complaints that relate to human rights.
There are a range of training, resources and information for the sector available. Keep up-to-date on events, webinars and training on Community Door by clicking on 'news' under the 'in this section' on this page.
Queensland Human Rights Commission
Human rights law - find here the Queensland's Human Rights Act 2019 factsheet and the complaints process.
Training - the Commission is the leading authority on Queensland human rights and anti-discrimination law. They provide training courses, which can be tailored for each organisation's needs, and online training for individuals.
Resources - Queensland Human Rights Commission provides posters, videos, toolkits to support organisations with the Human Rights Act 2019.
Apply human rights to your work - information on applying human rights to your work.
Resources - the Queensland Government provides factsheets, guides and promotional tools for organisations.
Training - keep up-to-date with training and webinars.
Community Legal Centres Queensland
Community Legal Centres Queensland (CLCQ) is currently working on a community legal centres implementation project to assist community legal centre's to be Human Rights Act ready.
Resources - CLCQ held a day of human rights training, in March 2019, for frontline workers and focused on how new laws can be used an an advocacy tool for clients and communities. Information from this session can be found this page.
Legal Aid Queensland
Webinar - Queensland's new Human Rights Act: what it means for your organisation and your clients (recorded in September 2019).
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