Closing soon: Give your feedback on proposed anti-discrimination laws for Queensland

Your feedback is sought on a draft Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024 (the draft Bill) that would replace the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. The draft Bill seeks to implement recommendations from the Queensland Human Rights Commission’s (QHRC) report, entitled Building Belonging – Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.The draft Bill will fundamentally alter Queensland’s anti-discrimination legislation. The purpose of the draft Bill is to:

  • promote and protect the rights to equality and non-discrimination
  • eliminate discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and other unlawful conduct to the greatest extent possible
  • promote and facilitate the identification and elimination of systemic causes of discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and victimisation
  • promote and facilitate voluntary compliance with the legislation, and
  • establish a flexible and efficient process for resolving complaints about alleged contraventions of the legislation.

Details about this consultation process can be accessed via the DJAG website.

There you will find a consultation guide which provides an overview of the draft Bill to help you understand the scope of the proposed law changes.

Given the complex nature of the proposed changes, targeted consultation papers have also been developed about specific subject areas covered by the draft Bill. These cover:

  • equality and non-discrimination for people with disabilities
  • affirmative measures
  • exceptions for religious bodies.

Have your say

You are invited to provide a written submission to [email protected] in response to the consultation guide and any of the consultation papers. Please visit the DJAG website to learn more about the consultation process.

Submissions close at 5:00pm on Friday, 22 March 2024.