Five ways to get ready for the new Queensland Human Rights Act

Five ways to get ready for the new Queensland Human Rights Act

The first stage of implementation of the historic Human Rights Act 2019 (the Act) commenced from 1 July 2019, when the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland became the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC).

The Commission has subsequently commenced an information and education campaign about human rights in Queensland. This is an important first step toward full implementation of the Act, which is expected to commence in its entirety from 1 January 2020.

There are a range of ways your organisation can prepare for the start of the Act including:

1. Accessing and sharing the resources on the QHRC website. We encourage you to read the guide for
public entities in particular so that you are clear about obligations and issues to consider for your organisation.

2. Attending QHRC human rights training or contacting the Commission about tailored training options.

3. Attending one of the information sessions in major Queensland locations starting in
October. The Queensland Government will partner with the QHRC, QCOSS and other agencies to deliver the sessions for government and non-government organisations in the social services sector.

4. Visiting the government’s human rights information portal here which includes factsheets, guides and resources. While targeted at government, you may find the resources useful. The portal will be updated as new information becomes available.

5. Accessing human rights material from Community Legal Centres Queensland.

If you have any questions you can contact or for assistance or visit the Queensland Government’s Human Rights portal.

Visit the Queensland Government’s Human Rights portal here