For public entities

Public entities have obligations under the Human Rights Act 2019, to act and make decisions in a way that is compatible with human rights, and to give human rights proper consideration when making decisions.

Unsure if you're a public entity? There's information here about what constitutes a public entity under the Act.

What does 'acting compatibly' with human rights mean? There's a step by step process for assessing compatibility here, or more information in the resources below.

Downloadable resources for public entities


Poster: Queensland Human Rights Act summary (A3)

This A3 poster provides an overview of what is covered by each of the rights under the Act. It is a guide only, not the full wording of the legislation.


Poster: Acting compatibly with human rights (A3)

This A3 poster provides a step by step process in plain English for assessing acts and decisions for compatibility with human rights, as required of public entities under the Act. The content is identical to that provided on our website.


Public entity toolkit (A4, 54 pages)

'Queensland's Human Rights Act 2019: A guide for public entities' is a comprehensive guide to the obligations of public entities under the Act.

It includes an overview of each of the rights protected by the Act, practical ways to apply human rights in the workplace, information about complaints processes and remedies, and potential policy triggers.


Fact sheet kit: The Queensland Human Rights Act (A4, 67 pages)

This kit contains a fact sheet on each right protected under the Act, the role of parliament, the role of courts and tribunals, and what a public entity is under the Act.


Fact sheet: Rights protected under the Act (A4, 6 pages)

This fact sheet lists the 23 rights protected by the Act, and contains the exact wording from sections 15-37 of the legislation. No further information about the rights (for example, their scope or any relevant policy triggers) is included.