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    2.11 Considering human rights

    The Human Rights Act 2019 requires all Bills introduced in the Legislative Assembly to be accompanied by a Statement of Compatibility stating whether, in the opinion of the member introducing the Bill, the Bill is compatible with human rights and explaining the nature and extent of any incompatibility. Similarly, all subordinate legislation must be accompanied by a Human Rights Certificate. Human rights should therefore be considered early in the policy development process for any legislative proposal.

    Further guidance about how to address human rights when developing policy and legislation can be found in chapters 3.5.2, 4.5 and 6.12 of this handbook and on the Queensland Government Human Rights Portal:

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    Last updated:
    15 January, 2020
    Last reviewed:
    13 November, 2013