Human rights

On 1 January 2020 the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) came into effect. The Act protects 23 human rights in law. These include, but are not limited to:

  • property rights
  • privacy and reputation
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of thought
  • conscience
  • religion
  • belief.

Under the Act, only individuals are considered to have human rights. Businesses do not have human rights.

Purpose of the Act

The purpose of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) is to:

  • protect and promote human rights
  • help build a culture in the Queensland public sector that respects and promotes human rights
  • help promote a dialogue about the nature, meaning and scope of human rights.

Our commitment

Logan City Council commits to protecting and promoting individuals’ human rights to ensure we meet our obligations under the Act.

Making a human rights complaint

If you believe we have not fulfilled our obligations under the Act, by upholding human rights, you may make a complaint to Council.

Address your complaint to our Corporate Governance branch and use the subject heading, Human Rights complaint.

We prefer you make your complaint in writing, though you may use any of the following options:

To help use deal efficiently with your complaint, we ask that you:

  1. Clearly explain what your complaint is about.
  2. Identify which of the 23 human rights you believe Council has not adhered to and why.
  3. Treat all Council staff with respect and courtesy as we attempt to address your concerns.

Once we receive your human rights complaint, we will assess it and aim to respond and resolve your complaint within 45 business days.

If you would like to make a complaint about an issue that does not involve human rights, please see our ways to give general feedback and complaints.

More information

To find out more about human rights, see: