Have your say: Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act

Only a couple of weeks are left to have your say in a review of Queensland’s anti-discrimination laws, currently being undertaken by the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC).

This is the first comprehensive review of Queensland’s anti-discrimination laws since they came into almost 30 years ago. They have played a critical role in social inclusion over the past three decades, but this is a crucial opportunity to ensure they continue to meet the needs and expectations of a contemporary society.

Ensuring discrimination laws are protecting Queensland’s communities to the greatest extent possible means the QHRC need to hear from as many people as possible. Anyone can make a submission, and you can choose to remain confidential if you prefer.

You can make a submission online, or via a range of alternative formats including audio or video submissions. You can find out more about how to make a submission on the QHRC website.

If you have more in-depth knowledge or experience of specific provisions of the current Act you’d like to share with the Review, you may prefer to make a submission in response to this QHRC Discussion Paper.

The paper provides some background information and discussion around the key issues being examined in the Review, and questions you may wish to answer as part of your submission. You can answer one, some, or all of these questions in your submission.

Making a submission in response to the Discussion Paper questions may be particularly suitable for organisations, businesses, or people with direct experience of the complaints process, but it is open to everyone.

Find out more at the QHRC website.