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Human rights statements and certificates

From 1 January 2020, all new legislation must have a Human Rights statement of compatibility (for Bills) or certificate (for SL) tabled with the Bill or SL and their explanatory notes. The statements of compatibility and certificates will be supplied by the departments and published on our legislation website. They will be available in the creation history section of the legislative history of the Bill or SL, below the explanatory notes (and errata, if any).

Access to the documents can be achieved via the Bills results page which now has an extra column headed ‘HR’ beside the EN column to allow quick access to human rights certificates. Clicking the icon will take you to the creation history in the legislative history of the Bill. 

Similarly, the SL as made results page now displays new ‘EN’ and ‘HR’ columns to allow quicker access to these documents.


For more information about human rights in Queensland, see the Human Rights Act page on the OQPC corporate website. 

For more detailed information about who creates human rights statements and certificates, see the Queensland Legislation Handbook.

Last updated 1 July 2022 at 18:41