Getting Ready for a Human Rights Act for Queensland


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The Human Rights Bill, which was introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 31 October 2018, is a landmark piece of legislation for Queensland.  This workshop will provide an overview of the key aspects of the proposed Queensland Human Rights Act (HRA).  We will discuss what a HRA would mean for Government agencies, drawing on the experiences in other jurisdictions.

Who should attend our Getting Ready for a Human Rights Act for Queensland workshop?

Anyone involved in developing legislation and policy for Government, or in making decisions which potentially affect the human rights recognised by the HRA.

What we'll cover
  • Which public entities will be subject to the Act and caught by its obligations. This is a particular issue for outsourcing arrangements where private entities are delivering public services
  • The effect that a HRA will have on statutory interpretation. This has been perhaps the most contentious aspect of the jurisprudence that has come from the Victorian Charter
  • The remedies which that will be available when a person’s human rights have been breached, including the proposed conciliation process
  • The role of human rights scrutiny in law-making
  • Steps to take to get ready for the HRA.
What you'll learn
  • A detailed understanding of how the HRA will affect Government
  • Knowledge of the ke y risks that you will need to address to be ready for the HRA.
Event Details
6 November 2019
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$687 per person
$618 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$584 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110

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What our clients say about Getting Ready for a Human Rights Act for Queensland

"Both presenters have good knowledge of the topic and practical application.  They were happy to have discussion with the group and answer questions."

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.