Human Rights Act 2019
The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (HR Act) commenced in full on 1 January 2020 and legislates for the protection of 23 human rights.
Under the HR Act, public entities must act and make decisions which impact individuals in a manner that is compatible with the HR Act.
There are some exceptions to these obligations, including where a public entity could not reasonably have acted differently or made a different decision because of a statutory provision or another law. Human rights may also be limited where that limit can be demonstrated as being justifiable and reasonable.
If you believe the Board of Architects of Queensland (BOAQ) has made a decision that is incompatible with your human rights under the HR Act, you may make a complaint to the BOAQ. To make a complaint complete Form 7 Human Rights Complaint Form. For further information see the BOAQ Information Sheet IS 7 Complaints Under the Human Rights Act 2019.
Complaints to the BOAQ under the HR Act may only be made about BOAQ decisions made after 1 January 2020
Complaints under the HR Act can only be made by individuals.