Advanced Human Rights Act training: Protecting Decisions From Human Rights Challenges


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

Government decisions and process are vulnerable to challenge on multiple fronts, including human rights grounds – as highlighted by the recent Land Court case which decided the Waratah coal mine proposal would unjustifiably limit human rights.

The introduction of the Human Rights Act 2019 has fundamentally altered the way government entities make decisions in Queensland. All public entities must ensure they:

  • properly consider human rights when making decisions;
  • ensure their policies, plans, procedures and decisions are compatible with human rights.

A failure to meet these obligations makes a decision unlawful.

But what does it practically mean to give proper consideration, and to make decisions compatible with human rights?

This half-day workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to fulfil their human rights obligations, conduct robust human rights impact assessments, and help you to develop the skills necessary to manage the risks.

Who should attend our Human Rights Act workshop?

  • Anyone involved in developing legislation and policy for government or making decisions which potentially affect the human rights recognised by the Human Rights Act.

What we'll cover
  • Analysis of the latest cases and learnings from the implementation of the Human Rights Act and likely future trends
  • A deep dive into the intended scope of the key rights relevant to the public sector
  • How to apply the rights to real life situations, including carrying out a robust human rights impact assessment and proportionality analysis.


What you'll learn
  • We will cover the key takeaways from the recent cases which are that to reduce the risk of a successful human rights challenge, public entity decision-makers must:

    • be able to identify all relevant human rights that may be impacted by the decision; and
    • provide cogent and persuasive documentary evidence to demonstrate that any limitation on a relevant human right is reasonable and justifiable.
Event Details
5 September
8.45am for 9.00am - 12:45pm
$750 per person
$675 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$637 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.