Media releases

2019 Media

Four Corners program on children being held in watch houses in Queensland

Published on 14/05/2019
Statement from Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Scott McDougall ...

Prison wire

Short sentences and interrupted lives: Commission calls for ‘paradigm shift’ in the way we respond to criminalised women

Published on 06/03/2019
A new report released today has highlighted serious concerns about women in...

Queensland Human Rights Act a cause for optimism and celebration

Published on 27/02/2019
The soon-to-be Queensland Human Rights Commission has welcomed the passage ...

2018 Media

Audit finds high levels of institutional racism in Queensland's health system, but experts hopeful of brighter future

Published on 04/12/2018
An Australia-first report card on levels of institutional racism in Queensl...

Human Rights Bill 2018

Published on 05/11/2018
The Human Rights Bill 2018 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament on...

Working in Partnership to address institutional barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equity

Published on 01/11/2018
Statement by Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Scott McDougall an...

New Commissioner announced

Published on 05/09/2018

Commissions reject racist policies

Published on 17/08/2018


‘yes’ vote for marriage equality

Published on 16/11/2017

ACHRA Communique October 2017

Published on 13/11/2017
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises...

Australian marriage law postal survey

Published on 31/08/2017


Human Rights Act for Qld

Published on 31/10/2016

ACHRA Communique October 2016

Published on 17/10/2016
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprise...

ACHRA Communique May 2016

Published on 01/05/2016
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises...


Qld Bikie Laws

Published on 25/10/2013

Annual report 2012-13

Published on 30/09/2013
The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland's Annual Report 2012-13 detai...

Getting a fair go in the tribunal

Published on 09/09/2013

ACHRA Communique

Published on 19/03/2013
Call for the Federal government to pass the amendments to the Human...


Don't get roasted this Christmas

Published on 01/11/2012
Employers are encouraged to take reasonable steps to prevent work Christmas...

Annual report 2012

Published on 19/09/2012
Discrimination and sexual harassment continue to occur in Queensland, but c...

Short term gain for long term pain

Published on 30/07/2012
Commissioner Kevin Cocks has called on the Qld Government to consider long ...

Zero tolerance to racism

Published on 03/07/2012
The Qld Rugby League  and ADCQ are taking a coordinated, zero-toleranc...

Racial vilification and NRL

Published on 02/07/2012
The Chief Executive of Qld Ruby League and Commissioner Kevin Cocks have ca...


Fair and Inclusive Qld round tables

Published on 04/10/2011
All Queenslanders have been invited to be part of building a fair and inclu...

Commission training popular

Published on 30/09/2011
An increase in training demand was noted in the Commission's 2011 annual re...

Sexual harassment still a concern

Published on 30/09/2011
Sexual harassment comprised 22 %, impairment 20%, and race 11% of complaint...

Discrimination in goods and services concerning

Published on 30/09/2011
In Far North Qld, a marked increase in complaints of discrimination in the ...

Workplace discrimination prevalent

Published on 30/09/2011
Workplace discrimination made up 76% of complaints lodged with ADCQ in the ...


CERD report on racial discrimination

Published on 15/11/2010
Call for action on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the...

Warwick road show

Published on 08/11/2010
ADCQ's Warwick road show on 11 and 12 November will include targeted inform...

Action against workplace discrimination

Published on 05/10/2010
Almost 70% of complaints accepted by the Commission in 2009-10 related to ...

Not for profit exemption

Published on 05/10/2010
The provision which exempts not for profit associations from the Act w...

Play by the Rules

Published on 26/09/2010
Help for sporting clubs to promote fair play and provide templates for prot...