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.
QCOSS is partnering 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 aims 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 is delivering a range of engagement activities to support the housing and homelessness sector to act compatibly with the Act and increase human rights literacy.
Discussion forum on The Deck
Check out the human rights online forum on The Deck!
QCOSS is posting monthly case studies and scenarios to help you work through the impacts of service delivery decisions on individual’s human rights.
Go to The Deck Forum, scroll down to find the “Human Rights | Housing and Homelessness” subtopic, and join the discussion.
Resources introducing the Act
We’ve compiled a suite of handy links and resources on the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) from across governmental and statutory bodies.
Keep up to date with the Community of Practice
QCOSS is establishing a Community of Practice on Human Rights, Housing and Homelessness to provide the sector with an opportunity to build knowledge, share perspectives, and support best practice approaches to implementing the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). Participants will be able to share ideas and discuss any issues that arise during service provision or operation.
To get involved in the Community of Practice and stay up to date with events and resources please leave your details below.