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The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ) is an independent statutory body created by the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act). The Act prescribes the functions of the ADCQ and, in many instances, the standards required.

The ADCQ's main services include:

  • managing complaints received under the Act;
  • delivering training to business, government and the community; and
  • promoting public discussion on human rights.

Diagrams of the ADCQ structure

To view the ADCQ structure please select either of the following files:

Text version of the ADCQ structure

The Commissioner

The head of the ADCQ is the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, who reports to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

Although overall accountability for ADCQ services rests with the Commissioner, direct management responsibility of the various teams within the ADCQ is shared between the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner.

The following teams report directly to the Commissioner:

  • Complaint Management; and
  • Corporate Services.

The following teams report directly to the Deputy Commissioner:

  • Community Engagement (South-East Qld);
  • Regional Services: provided by offices in Cairns, Townsville, and Rockhampton; and
  • Executive, legal and research services

Complaint management

The Director, Complaint Services has program responsibility for the provision of complaint management services throughout the state.

The Brisbane Complaint Management team:

  • manages the majority of complaints arising in South-East Queensland;
  • provides information services to clients; and
  • participates in community engagement activities.

Corporate services

The Corporate Services team:

  • Leads and manages the ADCQ's administrative, financial, human resource, information technology, facilities and governance services.
  • Participates in community engagement activities

Community engagement

The Director, Community Engagement has program responsibility for the provision of community engagement services throughout the state.

The Community Engagement team:

  • delivers training and community engagement activities, primarily focused on the South-East Queensland area; and
  • provides marketing and communication services.

Regional services

The ADCQ has three regional offices. They are located in Cairns, Townsville, and Rockhampton.

Each region delivers regional complaint management services, training, and community engagement.

Executive, legal and research services

This team, comprising the Deputy Commissioner, Principal Lawyer, Coordinator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit, and the Librarian:

  • provides executive support and legal services;
  • develops human rights policy and undertakes research on human rights issues; and
  • participates in community engagement activities.