Australian marriage law postal survey

Published on 31/08/2017

The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) exists to protect all Queenslanders from discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification, and other prohibited conduct.

The Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission encourages all members of the community to show respect and tolerance during the period of the Australian marriage law postal survey.

Many members of the community will be affected by the debate and it is up to all Queenslanders to support each other, regardless of differences in opinion.

I would urge Queenslanders to ensure their views are shared in a way that does not discriminate, harass, or bully others for having a different view. It is important to recognise that there are a whole range of views, and when exercising our free speech we should do so in a way that is respectful and does not hurt others.

Regardless of differing views, we should all have the right to feel safe, supported, and included in the Queensland community. I encourage anyone who experiences discrimination; vilification on the basis of their sexuality, gender identity, race, or religion; or sexual harassment during the survey period to contact the Commission on 1300 130 670.

Kevin Cocks AM
Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Queensland