Human Rights Act: the role of a functional entity

Under the Human Rights Act 2019 (HRA), public entities must make decisions that are compatible with the HRA.

A public entity can include three types:

  • Core public entities, which generally includes a government department, public service employees, Minsters etc
  • Functional public entity.
  • Opt in entity; means an organisation that chooses to be subject ot the obligations of the HRA.

A functional public entity is an organisation that is performing functions of a public nature. This can include organisations receiving government funding, such as community services, disability services, NDIS registered providers and housing providers.

With a guest speaker from the Queensland Human Rights Commission, this webinar is aimed at helping the social service sector identify if they’re performing functions as a functional public entity, and if so, what are their obligations? Importantly, we will discuss what do you do as a functional entity if you receive a human rights complaint. 

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2023

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

16 February 2023 - 2:00 pm through  3:00 pm
Online via Microsoft Teams