Updates

Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act – Public consultations happening soon

The Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC) is conducting a Review of the Anti-Discrimination Act at the request of the Attorney-General, and will look at whether anti-discrimination law protects and promotes equality and non-discrimination to the greatest extent possible. Some of the things that will be examined as part of the Review include whether the law:

  • needs improving so it better responds to people who have experienced discrimination
  • should have a role in identifying and eliminating systemic causes of discrimination, sexual harassment, and victimisation
  • should require organisations and workplaces to eliminate discrimination, sexual harassment, and victimisation.

The public consultation phase of the review is beginning soon, with a series of community conversations to be held around the state in locations including: Rockhampton, Woorabinda, Townsville, Palm Island, Ipswich, Yarrabah, Cairns, Torres Strait, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Logan and Brisbane. Take a look at the schedule and register to attend here at the QHRC website.

These events are public and open to the whole community, and everyone is welcome to attend. More information about the Review, what it will examine, and how it is being conducted, is available on the QHRC website.