September roundup of current human rights news and events from Queensland, Australia and around the world
Stay informed on the progress of Public Records Act Review.
The Public Records Act 2002 (PR Act) is being reviewed to modernise and strengthen government recordkeeping.
The PR Act has not been reviewed since it commenced in 2002. The legislation needs to reflect contemporary recordkeeping practices, technology and community expectations.
An independent panel will lead the review, with retired Supreme Court Judge, the Honourable Justice John Byrne AO RFQ, appointed as the panel chair. The panel will deliver a report of recommended changes to the government in August 2022.
Consultation closed on 30 June 2022. Stay informed here.