RTI, IP, and the new Human Rights Act
On 1 January 2020, the operational provisions of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (HR Act) will commence. From that date, subject to some exceptions, it will be unlawful for a public entity to make a decision in a way not compatible with human rights, or to make a decision that fails to give proper consideration to relevant human rights.
In anticipation of the final provisions of the HR Act commencing, the Office of the Information Commissioner has prepared two guidelines:
- Access and Amendment Applications and the Human Rights Act, to assist agency officers making decisions under the Right to Information Act 2009 and chapter 3 of the Information Privacy Act 2009
- Privacy Principle Compliance and the Human Rights Act, to assist agency officers working with the privacy principles
For more information, contact the Enquiries Service on 07 3234 7373 (select option 1) or firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information on Queensland's Human Rights Act, refer to the Queensland Human Rights Commission.