RTI, IP, and the new Human Rights Act

November 29, 2019 - 11:58am

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:

For more information, contact the Enquiries Service on 07 3234 7373 (select option 1) or enquiries@oic.qld.gov.au. For general information on Queensland's Human Rights Act, refer to the Queensland Human Rights Commission.