About the project

The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) came into effect on 1 January 2020 and requires the consideration of an individual’s human rights in the delivery of government services. This includes public services delivered by non-government providers.

During 2021, QCOSS partnered with the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE) and the housing and homelessness sector to highlight our commitment to human rights. The project aimed to:

  • build understanding of the Act
  • increase confidence to work compatibly with the Act
  • support our sectors to use the Act for person-centred service delivery.

QCOSS delivered a range of engagement activities to support the housing and homelessness sector to act compatibly with the Act and increase human rights literacy.

Resources introducing the Act

Informed by the work of this project, we’ve developed a suite of handy resources for you on our Community Door platform! From introductory information about the Act, to a self-service training workbook, you will find resources for staff new to community services, as well as resources for the seasoned professional.

Check out the range of guides covering proper consideration, human rights complaints, advocacy and Governance, as well as practical tools and a case study library. Make your workplace a human rights-aligned organisation by using these resources to discuss human rights with your colleagues.

Access the Resources

We thank our Human Rights Champions

The potential of the Human Rights Act for the housing and homelessness sector is immense, and along with champions from the Department of Communities, Housing, and Digital Economy, we worked with these organisations to help embed a human rights culture into their operations.

Shelter Housing Action Cairns logo
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Micah Projects logo
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Aboriginal & Islander Development Recreational Women’s Association
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