Last updated 27 April 2022

In Queensland, the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) only applies to Queensland public entities (visit our human-rights chapter for more information). As marriage and divorce generally remain the domain of the Commonwealth or federal laws, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia is not bound by Queensland’s human-rights legislation.

However, during your marriage or divorce you may engage with Queensland public entities that do have to act compatibly with Queensland’s human-rights legislation. You or your family may be impacted by the involvement of police due to domestic or family violence, or by decisions made by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Eduction, or even by Blue Card or the Registry of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces.

We suggest you refer to our human-rights chapters and seek advice from your nearest community legal centre lawyer.