The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland government in February 2019. It seeks to protect 23 human rights, drawn from three international conventions. The Act officially commenced on 1 January 2020.
Community Legal Centres Queensland rolled out an implementation project to assist community legal centres to be Human Rights Act ready, which included the development of an implementation toolkit, factsheets, a webinar series and training.
Human Rights in your community legal centre
The first part of this project involved the development of a Human Rights Implementation Toolkit to assist community legal centres to operate in compliance with the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). This included embedding a human rights culture in the workplace, a review of policies, procedures and strategies, as well as continuous improvement.
Community Legal Centres Queensland held a day of Human Rights training in March 2019, presented by human rights consultant, Ben Schokman. The training was aimed at frontline workers and focused on how the new laws can be used as an advocacy tool for clients and communities. The information included in the session and references to the source material can be found below, along with other human rights resources.
See a range of resources below on Human Rights for people in Queensland